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I'm central, you're central

By Diogenes ( articles ) | Jul 16, 2007

Hearty congratulations are apparently due to St. Augustine, whose works provided "hints" of the wisdom that has now come to completion in a Boston Globe op-ed by James Carroll, with the modest title "Pope Benedict's Mistake."

Carroll-- once a Paulist priest, now a paid Catholic-basher who still claims to be a Catholic says this about the truth of the faith he professes to profess:

Once our internal geography recognizes that, however much we are a center, we are not the only one, we have no choice but to affirm the positions of others not as "marginal to our centers," in a phrase of theologian David Tracy, "but as centers of their own."

Is that what St. Augustine was hinting at in the City of God? Can't say that I see it. But what would I know? I merely say the Nicene Creed, assuming that the words mean what the words mean, whereas James Carroll is "alive to its meaning in a radically different way."

This much I have learned from the Globe's theologian. He's not on the margin of my center. He's in a center all his own.

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