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The doctrine of scandal in the Catholic church is based on the scriptural injunction ((Romans 14:13ff, for example) to avoid doing anything that would shake the faith of others, particularly those whose faith is less mature. In practice, this has … Continue reading
David Cruz-Uribe over at Vox Nova recently posted Some Thoughts on Promoting Vocations, which sounds like it is intended to be the first of a series. But there is a terminology problem here – and almost everywhere, honestly. “Vocation” is … Continue reading
I’m still working through the issue of mimetic rivalry between clergy and laity. Part of what’s going on is certainly factionalism. But then I tried to figure out, okay, so who exactly are in the clericalist and anti-clericalist factions? There … Continue reading
So on Friday, the 2nd reader for my thesis articulated something that he saw in my chapter section that I had not. In the particular bit of my paper he referred to, I had used the language of the ordained … Continue reading