Category Archives: bishops

A Tale of Two Ecclesiologies

NCRep sums the LCWR meeting. Two commentators who were not present were quoted, among others. Jesuit Bruce Morrill: To my mind, this is a stellar example of how fundamentally different are the cultures the LCWR and Roman Catholic hierarchy practice. … Continue reading

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Pell-Mell on Abuse

Cardinal Pell is taking much heat for his comments on administrative accountability on sex abusers. Via Josephine KcKenna at RNS: Using a hypothetical example, Pell said the church was no more responsible for cases of child abuse carried out by … Continue reading

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Aparecida 67 – Free Trade Agreements and More

A short paragraph, 67, expresses the concern for the effects of “free trade agreements” and other pressures on Latin America countries. This paragraph reflects some serious questions that have arisen, but it merely mentions them without doing a detailed analysis. … Continue reading

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Timid and Turpid

Fr Myron Pereira at UCA News offers a devastating commentary on bishops, starting with a tidbit of history that invites some reflection: For a long time, for centuries in fact, the Catholic Church was one of the few institutions where … Continue reading

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Theologian Pokes At Bishops

I haven’t been following the news bits on the LCWR assembly in Nashville. But I did notice that Professor Elizabeth Johnson’s two significant pokes at the US bishops. In one instance, reading comprehension isn’t even an issue. The guys simply … Continue reading

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Aparacida 66 – Financial Institutions and the Environment

In paragraph 66, the bishops start with an analysis of the growing power of transnational financial institutions and companies to the detriment of the governments in Latin America. Thus development programs are at risk. Financial institutions and transnational companies are … Continue reading

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Aparecida 64-65 – A Different Globalization

In the middle of this critique of a globalization based on competition and profit as ultimate values, the bishops in paragraph 64 call for a different type of globalization, which has sometimes been called a “globalization of solidarity.” Hence, faced … Continue reading

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