Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and a divided household falls.
Lk 11: 17
Christian churches are assailed from without by those of other religions and none. But the Catholic Church is also assailed from within – by those who shut out the Spirit let loose, well, glimpsed as it’s turned out, at Vatican II; by a hierarchy bent on centralising power, seeing fault everywhere but in the mirror; a hierarchy that is blind to the faith of those who offer legitimate and constructive criticism.
Oh God, people of faith seek to have that faith nourished but find only a dead hand in the Catholic church. May your Spirit overcome this lifeless regime so that we might all live again, inspired by your good news.