PHILOSOPHY - MOTHER MARY
canonisation of Mother Mary McKillop on 20 October means that the
materialists, communists reject over-turnings of the natural order.
Rather, we are out to revolutionise the social order. So, in what ways
The first shock that might well stop even the most atheistic of us in our tracks would be to see a woman elected pope. McKillop was excommunicated for a few months because of disagreements with her local bishop, and she battled with several other bishops.
The second miracle will be when Cardinal Pell directs government funds away from posh schools such as Xavier to give the excess to hard-up church schools like the ones started by McKillop. That change will take more than prayer. As Marx said about the Church of England: It would rather you attacked 38 of its 39 articles of faith than of its income.
It is a fair bet that the church will ordain women before it gives up its treasure.
there is nothing out of the ordinary in the
Vanguard, October 2010.