What Is To Be Done

What is to be done? On my third reading of "What the Church Needs Now" (February 14, 2003), I calculated that I agreed with 98 percent of David O’Brien’s ideas. On the fourth reading, I concluded that he agreed with 98 percent of mine.

We agree that: the church is paralyzed; no major American Catholic institutions have yet offered a compelling response to the crisis; structural changes are needed in...

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Margaret O'Brien Steinfels, a former editor of Commonweal, writes frequently in these pages and blogs at dotCommonweal.