The Saturday Paper

Old ways must be left behind

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Mike Seccombe describes George Pell and Anthony Fisher as conservati­ves. They resist “reforms that dilute the power of the ordained men who run the show and give greater responsibi­lity to lay members”. The clergy sexual abuse scandal has made it abundantly clear that such reforms are non-negotiable. Pell and Fisher are Luddites. They are yesterday’s men. They cannot see the error of their ways. The church will continue but only through metanoia and kenosis.

– Mark Porter, New Lambton, NSW

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