Friday, March 16, 2007

Cardinal Martini pleads for a more articulate Church

Martini, the former Cardinal of Milan, spoke in clear terms against the stubborn repetition of the moral superiority of the Catholic Church.

Instead of doing so, the Church should promote its model as a good model. For example, the Church's understanding of family is not intresically superior to others and without reasons. The Church should articulate its reasons why it thinks that its family model may be more appealing that one put forward by competing ways of thinking.

Only speaking to the people in their own words will finally give the Church the moral leverage that it has lost, at least in Europe

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