The Saturday Paper
Old ways must be left behind
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