… The Preemptive Surrender of Jody Bottum.
I think it is true that "walking away from this fight will not gain the Church friends or placate her enemies." That doesn't make making the fight any less futile.Moreover, the fact remains that the sex sandals have greatly eroded the Church's authority on matters sexual. That is not going to be reclaimed quickly or easily.
As for re-enchantment, as long as the vulgar Pope Paul Mass prevails, you can pretty much kiss that good-bye. It is a liturgy devoid of enchantment. The Church is far from being what it was when I was born into it.