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Letter from Rome: Not worth the paper it's written on

New instruction on Catholic parishes is latest proof that it will be hard to wrest control from the clericalists

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Letter from Rome: Not worth the paper it's written on
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The Congregation for the Clergy caused a bit a surprise and a whole lot of consternation when it issued a new document on "the pastoral conversion of the parish community at the service of the Church's evangelizing mission."

There had been no inkling that any such thing was even in the works, let alone that an important Vatican text would be released in the middle of summer while Pope Francis was still on his stay-at-home, month-long holidays.

While this new document begins promisingly with the fresh and creative language the Jesuit pope employs with such courage and foresight in his 2013 apostolic exhortation, Evangelii gaudium, the text quickly hits the proverbial canonical speed bump.

Instead of proposing creative changes for re-envisioning the diocese-territorial parish structure that is no longer sustainable, it actually goes on to reaffirm this Tridentine model.

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