The greatest clashes through the ages have taken place between the state and the Church: in Germany, such clashes have been designated as “Kulturkampf.” They are usually caused by the state’s excessive claim to power and by its interventions into the Church’s universal teaching mandate.
But it cannot be denied that this universal right can be exercised wrongfully by the representatives of the Church and that conflicts can be caused or intensified thereby.
Saint Edith Stein
Problems of Women’s Education (excerpt)
Lectures at the German Institute of Scientific Pedagogy
Summer semester, 1932
Stein, E 2017, Essays On Woman, The Collected Works of Edith Stein, Book 2, translated from the German by Oben, F, ICS Publications, Washington D.C.
You can say that again. The Church made it into BBC news today…