I expect to be regaled in the coming days with news stories featuring prominent dissenters taking credit for forcing out Cardinal Law and making it seem as if everything is on the table again. I saw on CNN earlier today a statement something like, “With the ouster of Cardinal Law, many of those who called for his resignation say the Church will now have to deal with matters it didn’t want to, such as ordination of women, blah, blah, blah.” I’m sorry, but the Church has dealt with them already. It’s the heterodox who can’t deal with the Church’s answer.
My question is how long before the prominent dissident priests in the Archdiocese get their walking papers? Lennon, while appearing to be an uninspired leader according to some, also has a bit of a backbone and may be up to dealing with the most prominent of those doing their best to tear apart the Archdiocese.