Michael Rose makes the Times
It’s interesting that The New York Times gave a reasonably straight account of Michael Rose’s book that blames a decline in religious devotion among American Catholics on the anti-transcendence of recent church architecture. Rose is, of course, the author of Goodbye, Good Men: How Liberals Brought Corruption Into the Catholic Church, which blames unorthodox, feminist and pro-homosexuality seminaries—and their gatekeepers—for the church’s current crisis. As he mentions in the Times account, his views on the two issues are very much of a piece. The easiest way to account for the column is that the Times finds intra-Catholic disputes that don’t deal with hot-button issues in an absolutely direct way remote and somewhat exotic. Still, they deserve credit for the curiosity about the world that the column reflects.
Posted by Jim Kalb at September 08, 2002 06:25 PM | Send