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Tag Archives: discernment
Vocations, Vocations, Vocations: A Plea for Precision
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
Posted in Catholic, Theology Tagged clericalism, discernment, marriage, priests, state of life, vocation 9 Comments
Notes on Bedford’s Theological Reflection on Discernment
Bedford, Nancy. “Little Moves Against Destructiveness: Theology and the Practice of Discernment,” in Practicing Theology: Beliefs and Practices in Christian Life. eds. Miroslav Volf and Dorothy C. Bass. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. 2002. Nancy Bedford presents discernment as a practice that … Continue reading
Posted in Pneumatology, Theology Tagged bedford, children, discernment, empathy, thesis 1 Comment
Habemus Papam! Pope Francis.
Well, it looks like I got what I prayed for: a cardinal-archbishop who lives in an apartment and takes the bus to work? Wow. A Jesuit: good, strong theological grounding there, plus the grounding in Ignatian spirituality and discernment — … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic Tagged discernment, pope, sex abuse scandal 5 Comments
Special Saturday Round: Vote for Ignatius!
This is the only Saturday during Lent that will offer us an opportunity to vote in Lent Madness. And it’s a tough call for me today: Ignatius of Antioch, one of the earliest figures of the church in the post-apostolic … Continue reading
Posted in Church history Tagged discernment, ignatian spirituality, lent madness, saints 2 Comments
Bedford on Practice and Discernment
I define “a practice of the Christian faith” as a purposeful, creative outworking of a sequence of steps that empower persons in community better to proceed [pro-seguir] along the way of Jesus Christ. Negatively, to be engaged in such a … Continue reading
Posted in Theology Tagged discernment, hermeneutic of suspicion, practice, structural sin, thesis 1 Comment