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Thursday, August 2, 2018

The One True Bureaucracy rides again

BBC: Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases

To quote Ian Bibby on Facebook: "Pope Francis declares Catholic teaching to be fallible on matters of ancient Catholic doctrine, and therefore denies his own authority and the legitimacy of the Catholic church itself."

For the past few years (and especially since Francis was elected), I've been telling online Catholic friends -- especially the ones who like to blame leftism and related social ills on the Reformation -- that the day was coming when they'd have to choose between fidelity to The One True Bureaucracy and fidelity to Christ. That day has come closer.


Nate Winchester said...

Ilíon said...

Nate, the problem is in imagining that *any* organization is the Body of Christ.

Human organizations ... and the concomitant bureaucracy of organizations ... are inescapable facts of life as humans living in societies (which is the only way that humans *can* live).

Nevertheless, *no* organization/bureaucracy is the Body of Christ.