Sin and error

  • August 24, 2023

In “How the Church Failed Sinead O’Connor” (Aug. 13-20 issue) Katherine Bennett implies that the Church is responsible for the sad life and death of singer Sinead O’Connor.

It is possible that during her life O’Connor encountered disappointing Catholics who made it hard for her to see the beauty of the Gospel. Members of the Catholic Church do not always live up to the grace of baptism. They commit sins. When they sin, they rebel against the teachings of the Church. The teachings themselves are not at fault.

The Church herself, founded by Christ, is holy and cannot sin.

Lise Anglin


(Is it possible Bennett was being ironic? – the editor)

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