‘If Nothing Changes, the Church Is Going to Continue to Collapse…’

The Deacon's Bench | 3/23/2019 | Staff
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A diaconal bow of gratitude to my sibling from the East, Father Deacon Daniel Dozier, who alerted me to this article about a subdeacon/theologian who has some provocative ideas for reforming our embattled Catholic Church:

University of Saint Francis professor Adam DeVille has been writing about sex abuse in the Catholic Church for 27 years.

Book - Issues - Governance - Church - DeVille

Now, he’s written a book that examines the structural issues of governance in the church. Specifically, DeVille’s book discusses how current structures, which centralize power with bishops and popes, must be reformed in favor of new structures that put power in the hands of localities.

The book, “Everything Hidden Shall Be Revealed: Ridding the Church of Abuses of Sex and Power,” has been endorsed by various bishops, clergy and theologians in the United States, Europe and Australia, according to a news release from the university.

DeVille - Book - Week - Reaction

DeVille’s book was released about a week ago, and so far, he said he’s received some mixed reaction.

DeVille said he anticipates his work will be somewhat controversial.

Stretch - People - Ways - Changes

“I think that it’s going to be a stretch for some people, in some ways, to think about some of these changes, so I expect...
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