Daily Archives: 18 March 2010

How To Absolve a Priest Offender

I’m not sure how to swallow this news bit from L’Osservatore Romano on Bishop Gianfranco Girotti, of the Apostolic Penitentiary. The bishop says, according to the CNS distillation: (T)he confession (of a priest sex offender) can only have absolution as … Continue reading

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Searching for Consistency

An interesting discussion on PrayTell avoiding some, but not all of the usual bile. Most interesting was Kathy Pluth’s comment about a judicious use of certain hymnody: I would consider separating the spirituals from the 4-square hymns, mainly to separate … Continue reading

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Goods To Haiti

A nice feature in the Newark Star Ledger on a New Jersey priest spearheading a drive to collect and send excess liturgical items to Haiti. Father Benedict Worry saw a television interview with a Haiti priest in T-shirt and khakis, … Continue reading

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