A bit like the broken clock, Quinn is like the broken calendar, and thus says something resembling the truth about once a year or so.
And today is the occasion for one of those accidental hits.
RTE took major interest in minor Mass boycott - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie
The one-woman band who proposed the boycott does not seem to have any organisation behind her, nor, as it turned out, any substantial popular support. As far as anyone could see, the only people to boycott the mass were those who've been doing so assiduously every Sunday for quite a long while.
Imo, RTÉ, like many media outlets (and like the office of our President), sees it as its duty to promote a liberal catholic agenda.
Quinn doesn't say it, but one can assume he believes that it does this at the cost of the conservative, orthodox (and what he therefore considers legitimate) Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church.
Now it may be that more liberal catholics outnumber orthodox ones by quite a margin, and there is an argument that their broadcasting should reflect this. But their sponsorship of a one-woman campaign to fight orthodoxy smacks of story manufacturing for ideological purposes.
It seems to be the view in RTÉ (like the office of the President) that the church can and should be democratised from within and that any such democratisation will lead inevitably lead it in a more or less liberal direction, and that that is a good thing. Orthodox catholicism obviously disagrees. As it happens, I'm with the orthodox on this issue.
RTÉ (like the office of the President) obviously sees it as its right to use its status as a state institution to promote the liberal catholic agenda. Orthodox catholicism would I'm sure, disagree here too. I'm with the bishops (and, it seems, with David Quinn) on this issue as well.
Here's something else in the article it's very easy to agree with:
Why indeed, David!Of course, you may think this is all hocus pocus anyway, but if so then you're rejecting the core sacred act of the Catholic faith, in which case why ordain anyone...