Tag Archives: LCWR

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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Spinning

First they want to tell us Pope Francis signed off on the LCWR witch hunt. Today Rock posted on PF’s meeting with Latin American religious. Supposedly he said: Say you err, [or] make a blunder – it happens! Maybe you’ll … Continue reading

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Winners and Losers in the College

I think we’re getting a flow of truth from one area in the upper hierarchy. Rock‘s Twitter feed had this link to Cardinal João Braz de Aviz’s displeasure with the lack of communication in the LCWR-CDF dust-up. Another good example … 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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Pope Francis and the LCWR

The tables of schadenfreude (what a great word!) have turned with the news of the papal endorsement of the CDF witchhunt on the LCWR. It was likely too much to expect a new pope to pull the plug on the Rodé/Levada/Dolan fiasco. … Continue reading

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