December 06, 2008

Garry Wills profile

Garry Wills is a Catholic intellectual who has long disagreed with the Roman hierarchy. He succinctly names the problem lots of Catholics have with the pope and his attitude to the human condition.

Reading Bare Ruined Choirs today, it can be difficult to understand how anyone felt blindsided by Papal Sin, because it was all there: Wills derided the natural law reasoning behind the church’s ban on birth control, expressed contempt for the “imbalance and ignorance displayed at the very top rungs of the hierarchy,” and insisted that arguments for priestly celibacy are “nothing but dodges and deceits.” He was contemptuous of “the obsessive old men who have risked all credibility, order and good will within the church to uphold their animus against human intercourse.”

Posted by Mary at December 6, 2008 01:01 PM | Recommended Reading | Technorati links |

I've read some of Wills' stuff over the years, especially his old columns in Playboy. Generally made a lot of sense to me. The high priests of the Catholic church and Detroit auto execs have at least one thing in common - neither have a clue about how most of us live.

Posted by: Cujo359 at December 9, 2008 11:39 PM