As I was reading over the conditions of Bishop Robert Finn’s probation, I was wondering what would happen if the Church handled divorced and remarried Catholics in a similar way. Two years of good behavior, then a return to the sacramental life of the Church. I hear and read a lot from the Catholic Right making distinctions between justice and mercy. Bishop Finn experienced mercy. Maybe that’s an experience worth sharing.
about Todd FlowerdayA Roman Catholic lay person, married (since 1996), with one adopted child (since 2001). I serve in worship and spiritual life in a midwestern university parish.
about John Donaghy
John is a lay missionary since 2007 with a parish in western Honduras. Before that he served in campus ministry and social justice ministry in Iowa. His ministry blog is http://hermanojuancito.blogspot.com
He also blogs reflections on the lectionary and saints/heroes/events of the date at http://walktheway.wordpress.com
He'll be a long-term contributor here analyzing the Latin American bishops' document from their 2007 Aparecida Conference.
Vatican II pages
- EG 288: With Mary, Mother of the Living Gospel
- DPPL 26: Liturgical Families
- EG 287: Mary, Star of the New Evangelization
- Outclassed Clarets
- Aparecida 67 – Free Trade Agreements and More
- Timid and Turpid
- EG 286: Mary the Missionary, the Mother
- Difficult Prayers
- Reconciliation Lectionary: Wisdom 11:22-12:2
- DPPL 25: Sacred Time and Sacred Space
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