The Boston Globe Magazine July 11, 2010 Pages 16-21
What I believe
One in 10 Catholics nationwide has left the church, and the number of adherents in Massachusetts is slipping. One follower explains why, despite grave doubts about the institution's leadership, he refuses to give up the faith.
By Charles P. Pierce
[...] "The hierarchy," says Richard McBrien, a professor at the University of Notre Dame and an outspoken critic of the institutional church, "is largely irrelevant to any intelligent, educated Catholic."