The Consecration of St Augustine, painted by Jaume Huguet between 1466 and 1475.
By Sue Careless
Disorganized religion, anyone?
MANY PEOPLE SAY that they don’t attend a place of worship because they hate “organized” religion. But this invites the question: Would they prefer disorganized religion? Part of being organized involves having leaders who must be held accountable to those they serve. “To ordain” comes from the Latin ordinare, “to set in order” or “to arrange” as well as “to rule or regulate.” “Holy Orders” comes from the Latin word ordo or “order.” Freedom, in Western culture, has come to mean the total absence of any authority