The Catholic Church: who needs reform?

Gideon Goosen is a Sydney-based theologian and author. Reprinted with permission from Pearls and Irritations October 11, 2020. Web:

There are many aspects to reform in the church. Different people and different reform groups, have their own take on what, or who, needs reform the most urgently. I must admit the recent article by Antonio Spadaro on Pope Francis has prompted me to think more about it (Francis’ Government: What is the driving force of his pontificate?, La Civilta Cattolica, Sept. 20. Accessed 16.9.2020). I would like to share some of those thoughts with you.

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