Mercedes re-revisited ("all over again" to quote Yogi Berra)First, it was nice to see that Emily Stimpson (in apparent ignorance of my post here) was looking to Brideshead Revisited in an effort to better understand Greg's point.
Second, I think the whole question of how high to raise the bar is a red herring. The bar should be only as high as the reality of the Church requires. Period. I really think that is what Greg is saying. In other words, a lower bar than the nature of the sacraments and the life of the Church requires is a betrayal of the reality of the Church and of the Gospel. And this is what happens a lot these days.