Church crisis

Eric Waugh, perhaps taking a lead from Malachi O’Doherty last week, suggests that the Catholic Church in Ireland follow the example of Irish Presbyterians and the Church of Ireland and seek to become more democratic in its working. He ends by suggesting:

“Pope John’s ringing recitative must be rediscovered. The people must be brought in from the cold. Their sustenance deserves more than crusts tossed cynically from the high table.”