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.

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.”

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