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I believe it is based on an ancient statement now out of print, Don't. Mess With. Children.
No doubt schools and parishes will be looking forward to the rest of the series. Don't. Mess With Refugees and Don't. Mess With Indigenous People. I understand that the proposed booklet Don't Mess With The Climate has been shelved following the release of #laudatosi
In the light of the evidence in the Royal Commission I doubt that this pastoral letter will grab the imagination of the 'sensus fidelium" or have any credible impact on the discussion. I have written elsewhere of the credibility problems that plague the Bishops.
The lessons from Ireland are pretty plain and the Vatican response shows that there is a clerical blind spot that I suggest is not the work of the Spirit.
And in the latest news the American Supreme Court has voted to allow same sex couples to marry.
|Justice Anthony Kennedy jUne 2015|