When a priest doesn't get excited about whether or not children are validly baptized, you can guess he's not a heavy theological thinker.
Nevertheless, Father Peter Kennedy gives us a nugget worth considering when he says that the Church is "dysfunctional" because it doesn't work well with democracy.
Here's a vivid sign of the times: If democracy and Catholicism don't work together, this man-- a Catholic priest, remember!-- presumes that the Church is at fault. It doesn't occur to him to suspect that maybe democracy (or his version of democracy) is dysfunctional.
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