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Era is filled with debate

To the editor:

Once again a writer takes on Father Richard McBrien, Notre Dame Theologian whose articles appear in the Courier.

This time the writers concern is Father McBrien’s writing on the resurrection of the dead and in referring to the good father’s article states, "For him apparently there is not a single dogma of the faith that cannot be considered an object of ongoing debate, meaning subject to doubt and denial."

Why should that surprise or concern any Catholic in today’s world? As an eighty-year-old Catholic I wonder if there has ever been in our religion’s history a period that has engaged so many debates and made so many changes over such a short time frame and the fact is that it continues.

The writer ends his complaints stating, "Such doubting theologians do a disservice to the church."

As I see it Father McBrien has thus accomplished what he set out to do — that being let’s all keep our minds open and interested in our Catholic history, our Catholic future.

John Compton

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