Daily Archives: 26 November 2007

Money Mismanagement in Chicago

dotCommonweal linked to this report in the Sun Times on a parish business manager claiming to be fired for blowing the whistle on a corrupt pastor. Another public scandal over which the Church will come off looking very badly. Sex, … Continue reading

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RP 2: Rooted in Baptism and Eucharist

What is the relationship between penance and the other sacraments? The Rite of Penance suggests a close link with the grace of forgiveness received in baptism: 2. This victory is first brought to light in baptism where our fallen nature … Continue reading

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Front Page News Again

The Star had a Sunday feature on the lawsuits nearing trial against the diocese and two of our priests. It was the talk of the lunch table today at the parish; one of the accused served at my present parish … Continue reading

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RP 1: Looking at Salvation History

The Rite of Penance Introduction begins with a Scripture-laden, four-paragraph section that leads off under the heading of “Mystery of Reconciliation in the History of Salvation.” 1. The Father has shown forth his mercy by reconciling the world to himself … Continue reading

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