Reblog of the day
Father Ray Blake’s latest blog entry starts with these words:
Obvious. Vatican II. Failed.
Sadly, so many years after one of the most dangerous attempts of the Church to commit suicide in instalments (there have been others; but this one is certainly running for the title of “best effort ever”), we hear these words all too seldom, particularly from priests.
Father Blake points out to the phenomenon of the local allegiances: local groups perpetuating themselves and putting forward for honours and appointments only those made in their own image, whilst the others are scared into silence or simply ignored.
What can be done, is the natural question. My answers are as follows:
1) Abolish the Bishops’ conferences, and give every Bishop full responsibility for his sheep. The time of happily hiding behind the finger of one not being responsible…
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