Feb 20, 2012
commented on Mass Uprising
Thank you for this article. There is a significant disconnect between Roman Catholic bishops and their flocks. The article seems to assume that Catholic=Roman Catholic, and that is not so. The Roman Catholic bishops may be very vocal and showy, but there are other Catholic denominations, such as the Ecummenical Catholic Community in the Pacific Northwest that do not follow the Roman line of think on this, and many other issues. ECC is a place where the faithful are assumed to be intelligent, capable of making reasoned judgments in line with the faith and who recognize that within Christianity the only true distinctions that exist between people are those based on need. ECC is just one strand of the Catholic tradition, and it is a very clear example of what catholic looks like when the spirit and energy of Vatican II informs the religious practice.