2142 K Sat 18 May 2002
Paul Kelly, the editor (Correction: "Editor at Large", 28 May 02) of The Australian newspaper has an article in today's paper: "Dirty little secret's out".
He writes that in Boston "the biggest story, far and away, is the crisis in the Catholic Church". I though this was particularly important:
Generally the sacraments are public. People can see how the liturgy is done. Whether the rules are being followed. The rehabilitation of the priesthood involves a rehabilitation of how they perform the sacraments.
Its true: "much of the priest's duty is conducted in secrecy". But their public duties can be observed and corrected.
This should be done, to remove the conviction that priests are above the law.
Copyright J.R. Lilburne, 18 May 2002. Last updated 28 May 2002.