In his latest piece for The National Catholic Reporter, Bill Tammeus proves he doesn’t really understand much about Catholics or one of their least troubling concerns . . .
“I don’t know where a thorough look at the issue of ordination will take the church. What I do know is that ordination can and does sometimes turn into clericalism, in which pastors, priests, imams and rabbis acquire almost unquestioned authority. That’s not good for anyone, including the clergy.”
A movement called NEXT Church, made up of leaders from congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA), the denomination that includes my church, recently provided a venue for me to say something that even surprised me a little.