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Tag Archives: sex abuse scandal
Clericalism and the Doctrine of Scandal
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
Posted in Catholic Tagged clericalism, laity, scandal, sex abuse scandal 2 Comments
About the Vigano memo
Last night, the former papal nuncio to the US released an 11 page letter containing breathtaking allegations that many high-ranking clergy, even including popes, knew about the abusive behavior of former Cardinal McCarrick. If true, this is devastating, and it … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic Tagged francis, sex abuse scandal 1 Comment
#CatholicsForAction gather this weekend
Thanks to Adrienne Alexander who shares the following information: After the PA Grand Jury, I was very disappointed with the initial USCCB response, then I went Mass for the feast of the Assumption, heard essentially nothing & got quite upset. I … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic Tagged laity, sex abuse scandal 1 Comment
Dear Catholic clergy: Please say something.
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
Posted in Catholic Tagged bishops, priests, sex abuse scandal 1 Comment
Children, Priests, and Scandal in Church
Here’s the story: on his way to the ambo (pulpit) to give his homily (sermon), the presiding priest detoured to approach “a family with several small children under the age of four who were sitting near the front of the … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic, Ecclesiology, Theological anthropology Tagged children, factionalism, priests, reconciliation, scandal, sex abuse scandal, thesis 1 Comment
Redekop’s Mimetic Structures of Violence and of Blessing: as applied to the church and particularly to the sex abuse scandal
Vern Neufeld Redekop, “Mimetic Structures of Violence and of Blessing: Creating a Discursive Framework for Reconciliation,” Theoforum 33, no. 3 (January 1, 2002): 311–335. This outstanding paper first concisely describes structures of violence and of blessing (life-giving creativity) purely in … Continue reading
Posted in Ecclesiology Tagged blessing, hegemony, identity, Redekop, sex abuse scandal, structural sin, thesis, violence 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
A hierarchical roundup of some recent Catholic news: – A Minnesota teen was effectively denied the sacrament of confirmation because of his support for samesex marriage. (The family says he was denied, the pastor says he voluntarily withdrew, but the … Continue reading
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This is how it’s done.
The science fiction fandom portion of the blogosphere has been in tumult for the past couple of weeks over an event that occurred at Readercon, a Boston-area science fiction convention. Essentially what happened was that a woman was publicly and … Continue reading
Posted in Catholic Tagged feminism, sex abuse scandal 6 Comments
Open Letter to NCAA and Penn State from a Catholic
Dear people, I am not a sports fan, but perhaps this gives me the same kind of useful outsider’s perspective that non-Catholics had on the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic church. The similarities in the two situations are, … Continue reading
Posted in Moral theology, Uncategorized Tagged catholic, paterno, penn state, scapegoat, sex abuse scandal, structural sin 4 Comments