Originally Posted by Bill Clark
Is this a sign that the Catholic Church needs to change?
Perhaps it is like the Greek mythological figure from the story, “The Phoenix.”
It is too bad.
The decision makers can reconstruct the building but the institution needs to be rebuilt.
The church leadership needs to institute change before it’s too late. I doubt they will.
My thoughts exactly as I watched it burn last night. A great metaphor I think.
Regarding comments about the church being 'gone', the basic structure has actually survived pretty much intact. Most old buildings change and adapt over time, and this one will be just the same. Everything changes and eventually dies. Buildings are no different.