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08 December 2011

And You Think I Don't Pay Attention

I do.  Thus:
Thus, the contextual reality of being a white, male, celibate, future member of the Roman Catholic priesthood, vis-à-vis the perception (rightly or wrongly) that given my own location I have a privileged and unassailable place within the hierarchical structure of the institution at the expense of others, bears heavily both upon my perception of my theological context and the perceptions of others.  

2 comments:

Brother Charles said...

'Privilege' is not always a bad word.

mtjofmcap said...

Nor would I infer it to be so!

Acknowledgment of one's place (and thus, responsibility) is not an apology for it.