Our Indefensible, Unsustainable Status Quo

Stephen White of Catholic University reflects on the recent conversation among the bishops regarding the Eucharist:

“Now, questions about ‘Eucharistic consistency’ and Communion for politicians who oppose Church teaching are once again in the news. As the USCCB doctrine committee begins drafting its document on the Eucharist, it’s worth asking: has the dominant pastoral strategy of the last several decades, a strategy of perpetual dialogue unmatched by meaningful pastoral discipline, produced the hoped-for good fruits? Have things improved since 1984? Or since 2004? Or has the pastoral approach taken by most of our bishops, however well-intentioned, enabled the ever-worsening divisions we see around us?”

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