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"I still stand by my fundamental point in this article, namely, that we need a movement-wide, soul-searching look at the results of our ecclesiology. However, the article has produced a food fight in the church's cafeteria that I did not intend. I regret that it has not been helpful to the body of Christ.
It's Lent, a time to be quiet, confess my own sins, and serve the people in need in my own parish and community."
Thanks to all for your honest dialogue and engagement on a pressing issue. - Paul1