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Implications of the Cardinal Ouellet appointment to the Vatican

Folks on the National Post's religion blog, 'The Holy Post' have been discussing the recent appointment of Cardinal Ouellet to head-up the Congregation of Bishops in the Vatican. Some have been accusing the editor of the HP of promoting an agenda by changing the heading of the cross-post to an article written by Fr. Tom Rosica of Salt & Light Media. Fr. Tom's headline read  Au Revoir et Mille Mercis, Cardinal Ouellet! whereas the summary of the HP article was headed Ouellet’s appointment shows desire for reform. 


I try to address this issue in the short post below. 


If you're interested in joining the discussion, click on the link at the end of my post. You can read Fr. Rosica's article by clicking on the title of this post.


The reform is not a question of 'reverting' or rolling back the reforms of Vatican II, nor is it an attempt to drag society back into some modern version of Christendom. It is a desire to change the the direction that the church has been drifting. It is a desire to have the Church actively engage with the societies in which it lives. This means shaking many bishops out of their lethergy to begin to fulfill their mandate to preach, teach and govern. It means changing the orientation of the relationship from one that was bureaucratic and insufficient to meet the challenges of today by replacing career bureaucrats with theologians who will ensure that the faith is explained in terms relevant to 21st century cultures.

The title of the post here on HP accurately reflects the content of the article. I do not therefore think that your complaint has much merit.

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