Saturday, 15 September 2007

Father Andrew Greeley on the Church

"I'm angry at the Church because I love it ... I wonder if anyone who loves the Church can help being angry at it. It is an organised community with a divine mission made up of all levels of human beings - saints and sinners, idiots and geniuses, devout and indifferent, virtueous and corrupt, fools and brilliant, sensative and clueless. It has a rich and powerfully beautiful heritage ... hypocrisy - mountains of hypocrisy ... it wraps itself in the aura of the sacred to hide it's stupidity".

Father Andrew Greeley - "Making of the Pope" - Clays, St Ives (2005) - (pxviii).

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