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Dear Catholic clergy, Please, say something about the Pennsylvania report at Mass. At every Mass. We need to hear you say something about it. We need to know you are paying attention, that this is not just business as usual. … Continue reading
I was very intrigued to learn, some years ago, that during medieval times, the convent was almost certainly the best available option for women who were intellectually gifted or ambitious. Women in religious life were often educated beyond the ordinary … Continue reading
As we all continue to process the events and documents of #Synod14, there are bunches of stuff to read: Kyle Cupp directly examines the issue of Power and control in the church: topics which are all too often either unspoken … Continue reading
Very, very terse roundup of things I’ve been reading whilst procrastinating on my thesis: Amazing pictures from the mass celebrated on the border of Nogales Beliefs can be unloving: if you follow only one link, follow this one. Excellent discussion … Continue reading
Here’s a roundup of some good stuff I’ve read lately: – Why English majors make lousy fundamentalists calls out seven key elements of approaching scripture as literature, and how they shape interpretation. Here’s a snippet: An English major assumes that … Continue reading
Kurt Vorndran makes a very interesting suggestion in the comments section of a dotCommonweal blog post on reforming the Curia: …service in the Curia should be recognized as a diaconal ministry (which is what it is) and that those serving … Continue reading
The bishop has to be among his people in three ways. In front of them, pointing the way; among them, keeping them together and preventing them from being scattered; and behind them, ensuring that no one is left behind, but … Continue reading
As a result [of a Preliminary Note attached to Lumen Gentium by Paul VI], the Synod of Bishops has been a consultative, not a deliberative body, and its effectiveness depends on papal endorsement. . . . In mid-June, when [Francis] … Continue reading
The Tablet interprets the context, charter, and membership of this commission as a move that may have profound ecclesiological significance. I’d noticed, too, that the commission is made up almost exclusively of current or former bishops, and that more than … Continue reading