@OnFaith asks “Can America fix the Catholic Church?
I admit this was a bit of a knee-jerk:
— Christopher Cocca (@ccocca) March 7, 2013
But it comes in the context of many conversations I’ve had with Catholic friends about the disconnect between the US Bishops and American nuns. The sisters seem to many of them (and to many non-Catholic observers like me) to be more in line with Christ’s radical message than are their contemporary patriarchs and primates.
But asking the USCCB to hand over control to the sisters doesn’t really go far enough. Every denomination in this country and abroad should be in the business of giving away their churches. Give away your riches, give away the exalted places in your hierarchy, give voice and access to people dying all around you. Jesus said so. That’s why I hang around him.