By Oswald Sobrino, J.D.; M.A. (Econ.); M.A. (Theo.); M.L. (Master of Latin), doctoral student, University of Florida.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Dublin Archbishop Calls a Spade a Spade: Uses the "C" Word

Here is the blog link. Very worth reading. He's blowing the cover of a highly inadequate, ethnic-based, folk distortion of Catholicism, a distortion certainly not limited, by any means, to the Irish. Apply his prophetic critique to your own corner and brand of Catholicism.

Update: My friend at college seminary in Minnesota sends this related link. It is amazing to read the Archbishop's assertion that "there are still strong forces" in favor of covering up the truth. It is obvious, at least to me, that a culture of such profound denial cannot be completely unrelated to the dysfunctional blight of alcohol abuse. Denial is one of the well-known, prominent traits associated with those who live with their own substance abuse or with substance abuse by those close to them. Denial is an irrational, despairing way to deal with such bad realities, a coping mechanism that gets extended, by force of habit, to other bad realities, such as sexual abuse. That's my intuitive hypothesis.