Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Why a Canon lawyer does what he does ...

One tends to have a rather poor opinion of lawyers. When one thinks of them, one's opinion of canon lawyers is probably dimmer still. Why does the Church of Christ need lawyers of all people? [Besides, isn't their work simply about creating pain for divorced people?] The answer is simple at one level -- a body needs a skeleton, to make a rather crude biological analogy, and pretty complex at another. [And no, their work isn't simply about making life difficult for the divorced.]

Anyway, go read this beaitufl reflection by canonist Pete Vere (whom Amy quoted in the post I linked to below), Their Haunted Expression. [Of course, this is via Open Book]

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