Category Archives: bishops

On A Truce

Bishop Robert Lynch, not a favorite with one of our regular commentators here, isn’t likely to be making fans with his recent call for a LCWR/CDF truce: The Church at this moment in time does not need an internecine war … Continue reading

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Synod And The Elephant: Tackle or Tickle?

For the first time, the synod addressed the issue that has been driving Catholic rigorists crazy, sacramental life for those who have remarried after a divorce. In the first part, therefore, the Assembly continued its reflection on the matter of … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts

When I read Archbishop Cupich’s thought on war: His role as pastor doesn’t fit with the “so-called culture wars” over various issues either, he said. “That’s a term we as pastors don’t want to be associated with. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Dragged Down

I haven’t been following Jerry Galipeau’s blog much the past few months. When I visited today, I noticed his post on his new archbishop. Striking for many reasons … The last few times I have heard Cardinal George speak I … Continue reading

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I doubt the recent letter was the impetus for a visitation in the Kansas City-St Joseph diocese. It must have been in the works a bit longer than that. Still, it seems significant that an archbishop from another country was … Continue reading

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Bumping A Bishop

First the Bishop of Bling. Now Carlos Urrutigoity’s ordinary is out, according to Vatican Radio. Grant Gallicho at dotCommonweal: So what does this mean? First, if you’re a bishop who has not been handling cases of priests credibly accused of … Continue reading

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What Did Jesus Teach?

One thing all Catholics agree on is that Jesus sets a pretty high standard. Bishop Demetrio Fernandez of Cordoba, Spain says the pope cannot change the Church’s “teaching” because Jesus established it. But what did Jesus actually establish, and did … Continue reading

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