Swiss Abbot Harshly Criticizes Church Structures, Calls for Reform in the System of Naming Bishops

“In our church we have serious structural problems. The problem is that bishops achieve their position through this system, and consequently they have no interesting in questioning the current system. The church thus becomes a closed system. Perhaps it eventually has to collapse or fall apart before anything happens.” – Benedictine Abbot Peter von Sury

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Moral Theology and Using the New Translation

An anonymous priest observes: “To the extent that we make a choice to ‘obey’ misguided authority, then, prima facie, we are complicit, and are at least materially co-operating with this misguidedness…We cannot prevent the abuse of authority and many of its effects on our liturgical life, but we can at least maintain our integrity by seeking for and striking feasible compromises, as creatively and non-violently as possible. “

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