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The Fall of the Progressive Church: A dream dies

Michael Novak

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Roman Catholic writer Michael Novak writes how the progressive morality undermined the sanctity of the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

According to Tom Fox, long-time publisher/editor of The National Catholic Reporter, the flagship publication of the "progressive" Catholics, a new wind is blowing, a new surge of energy, and the moment has come for charging into the breach in the thick walls of the Church, just blasted by the current scandals, in order to install at last the often-deferred new "progressive" Church.

The reason for the heightened optimism, among the "progressives" is sudden opportunity thrust upon them to defame the legacy of Pope John Paul II, which they had feared would extend far beyond their own lifetimes. Now, they sense, is their last opportunity to dismantle the Church as we have known it.

For the complete article go to the National Review Online website.



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