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Archdiocese tells parishioners they must wait for church sale to undo ‘architectural vandalism’

September 18, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Priests of the Neocatechumenal Way made unauthorized changes to two Philadelphia churches during the Covid lockdown.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 18, 2020 8:57 AM ET USA

    Clericalism run amuck? Pope Francis defined clericalism in his 3 October 2018 address to the Synod on Young People: "Clericalism arises from an elitist and exclusivist vision of vocation, that interprets the ministry received as a power to be exercised rather than as a free and generous service to be given. This leads us to believe that we belong to a group that has all the answers." Recent reporting in this forum leads us to regard the actions of the Neocatechumenal Way as clearly clericalist.