Here is a link to an article from the "National Catholic Reporter" to the text of a talk given by Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg, South Africa. It begins . . .
'Leadership does not have all the answers all the time'
South African Bishop Kevin Dowling asks a room of lay Catholics, "Who in today's world even listens to, much less appreciates and allows themselves to be challenged by the leadership of the church? I think the moral authority of the church's leadership has never been weaker."
Dowling then critiques church leadership using the lens of Catholic social teaching and find it fails on the principle of subsidiarity. The rest of the article can be found here.
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