Should the Church Repent?

Dulles, Avery
December 1998
First Things: A Monthly Journal of Religion & Public Life;Dec1998, Issue 88, p36
Focuses on Pope John Paul II's proposal for members of the Catholic Church to repent for their faults. Misgivings by cardinals to the Pope's suggestions of repentance by Church members; Contrition on the part of the Church that involves the concept of collective guilt; Insincerity to apologize for other people's misdeeds; Belief that admissions of fault on part of the Church would play into the hands of Church enemies.


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