Is Obama More Catholic Than The Pope
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, is the eldest of Robert Kennedy’s 11 children and former Lt. Governor of Maryland. I don’t know if she is a member of TEc but if not, she needs to consider conversion. She makes the same mistake as the current leadership of TEc - believing the Church is suppose to be shaped by culture.
But there they part ways. Politics requires the ability to listen to different points of view, to step into others’ shoes. Obama might call it empathy. While the pope preaches love, listening to the other has been a particular stumbling block for the Catholic hierarchy (as it is for many in power). The hierarchy ignores women’s equality and gays’ cry for justice because to heed them would require that it admit error and acknowledge that the self-satisfied edifice constructed around sex and gender has been grievously wrong. Before he became John Paul II, Karol Wojtyla had a telling all-or-nothing formulation: “If it should be decided that contraception is not an evil in itself then we should have to concede frankly that the Holy Spirit is on the side of the Protestant Churches.”
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