The Further Adventures of the Great Man Who Thinks Outside the Box

Another Authentic Voice of Reform Who Can Talk Down to JPII heard from.

The pattern I noted appears to continue. If a bishop is an actual abuser himself, he comes from the cutting edge faction of the Church that, until quite recently adored people like Paul Shanley as poster boys for brave dissent. If he is a stupid enabler and protector of abusers, but not an abuser himself, he comes from the bovine “Preserving the Machinery of Institution is the Same Thing as Fidelity to the Tradition” faction of dumb conservatism. The Situation has, as I’ve noted, brought out the worst qualities in both “push the envelope” liberals and “don’t rock the boat” conservatives.


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