Tag Archives: CDF

Crimes of Bishops and Lay People

CNS has two news bits of interest to abuse watchdogs and survivor advocates. One, the UN notices the Church is somewhat lenient on bishops. And we should get tough, according to them. Right after that Father Robert W. Oliver, CDF … Continue reading

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Why Martyrs?

I see in CNS that Salvadoran bishops want Pope Francis to come to Central America when Oscar Romero is canonized. It’s likely just a matter of time. I know of one small community led by a woman priest who has … Continue reading

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Freedom To Fail

Early in their latest book, Michael White and Tom Corcoran drop the bonbon that a huge majority of churches in the US are shrinking. Maybe the number is ninety percent. Or very close to it. Here in the Archdiocese of … Continue reading

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The Culture of Complaint, Again

I’m starting to feel badly for bishops, especially the CDF and their American allies in the episcopacy. I really am, and this isn’t an attempt at humor or sarcasm. Phyllis Zagano offers a scoreline, and she’s not missing the mark. … Continue reading

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Attribution

I have to ride herd occasionally on music people here at the parish. We have licensing to reprint music, but to be “helpful,” a non-music person provided lyrics for a recent student liturgy. No attribution. No copyright. A hundred copies had … Continue reading

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Is Conscious Evolution A Heresy?

In the musical Hair, and so marvelously sung by the Fifth Dimension, there was that hope expressed that some new age will arrive and … Then peace will guide the planetsAnd love will steer the stars … Harmony and understandingSympathy and trust … Continue reading

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Battle Ecclesiale

After a long pause in the LCWR versus bishops + CDF tussle, we have some new upset. David Gibson at RNS details a few recent salvos. The LCWR fired big, slating theologian Elizabeth Johnson for its Outstanding Leadership Award at … Continue reading

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Rescue

One piece I did not pick up on my first read through that La Civilta Cattolica article this brief comment about relations between bishops and religious. Overtones for the CDF-LCWR tussle, I’d say: I also know that the bishops are not … Continue reading

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No Food Fighting

Mark Pinsky at RNS thinks the LCWR took the high road at last week’s meeting. He cited a comment from Fr Thomas Reese: Now it’s no longer a food fight. They’re talking; they’re having a conversation. It’s like couples counseling. … That’s … Continue reading

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Private Meeting

Some of the NCRep commentariat seems disturbed that the LCWR-Archbishop Sartain meet-up was locked down and closed to the public. Before this became something of public interest, this was an ecclesial matter between the sisters’ leadership and the CDF + … Continue reading

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Throwing the CDF Under The Bus

A lot of commentary throughout the blogosphere on the release of Milwaukee archdiocesan files on clergy sex abuse. I see Cardinal Dolan taking heat for payoffs and shuttling $57M into a cemetery fund. These are matters for prudential and legal … Continue reading

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More on LCWR/CDF

I was pondering another post on the LCWR-CDF dust-up. Honestly, I didn’t think there was anything more to say about it. It seems to be in the hands of the bishops and the sisters. I think the bishops are in … Continue reading

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