13th July 2008

“Half a century ago, Australian Catholics lived in a parallel universe with their own schools and hospitals. In the years ahead, however, the absolute hold by men like Mannix over their flocks was weakened by the liberalising Vatican II, the Vietnam War, birth control, pedophile priests, the assertion of women for the priesthood, prosperity, the flight into the middle class, government funding of Catholic schools and hospitals, and the ongoing wrestle between church liberals and conservatives. Somehow, most of the young just stopped caring.”

Damien Murphy

One Response to “13th July 2008”

  1. victor pedraz Says:

    How can we expect people to care at all when there is no substantial REAL belief just a history of fear and intimidation. The world will not be forgiven in history for the travesty of religion.