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ND's Fr. McBrien Compares Self to Moses, Says Bishops Can't Reach onto Catholic Campuses


Many "progressive Catholics" remain in the Church only because they have found refuge on college campuses "where the long arms of a bishop cannot reach," writes Fr. Richard McBrien, the Crowley-O'Brien Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame, in his latest screed against the Vatican and the U.S. bishops. Father McBrien writes in The National Catholic Reporter that "ultra-conservatives" are staging a "wholesale assault" on nuns for the soul of the Church. And McBrien is also looking forward to the next pope who, he predicts, will lead the Church more in line with his own progressive vision for the Church.
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Mary De Voe said...

Earlier this year, Fr. McBrien cast doubt on papal authority, saying it’s “an incorrect assumption” that “the Bishop of Rome is free, by the will of Christ, not only to appoint all bishops in the Roman Catholic church, but to dismiss them as well.”
"Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven. Whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven" Real women say "YES" to God. I, at least hope and pray, that the Pope will suspend McBrien's faculty to hear confessions.

Anonymous said...

McBrien rather brings to my mind Eglon king of Moab sitting on his seat of ease in Judges, chapter 3.

Matthew M said...

hmmm. I walk through the theology building at Notre Dame several times a day, and have never seen little Dickie McBrien. He's on his way out. Our theologians are much better, and much more faithful to the Church nowadays. He'd be an embarrassment, if he wasn't a relic and curiosity.

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