Sunday, August 28, 2011

Random Thought on Church and Transparency

As someone raised in the Catholic faith, I come out of a Christian Church where the modus operandi for a long, long time was to circle the wagons around what the Church claimed as its internal affairs and to keep its dirty laundry from a public airing and within the secret and protected confines of the Church walls. I understand the protective impulse behind this approach; but look where this led the Catholic Church. In my opinion, it is not a wise policy. Public transparency and honesty, as raw and painful as it may be, is, I believe, always the best way forward.

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