Many theologians endorse the view that one of the characteristics of Catholicism is its instinct to emphasize “both/and.” We confess Jesus both God and man; we affirm both Scripture and tradition; we insist that the Church lives both from invisible grace and visible sacraments. Yet, in practice, Catholics too often fall into binary modes of thought. One pervasive either/or regards the priesthood. We are often informed that Vatican II replaced a “cultic model” of priesthood with a “servant model” – thereby falling into an unhelpful “either/or.”
Thursday, 13 October 2011
I'll only give you a taster
I'm only going to give you a taster of this fantastic article from L'osservatore Romano, just enough to make you hungry. I'm sorry but you'll just have to read the rest here.