A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Friday, October 22, 2004

The Vatican & the U.S. Church

John L. Allen, Jr., once again a has a very interesting column in this week's National Catholic Reporter. (NCR is a very left-of-center publication, but Mr. Allen's reporting is generally regarded as even-handed.)

The most significant part of his column this week is a comprehensive and nuanced analysis of how people in the Vatican view the Church in the U.S.