Daily Archives: 4 June 2010

OCF 9: Ministry to Mourners is Broad

Sections 9 through 13 detail the ministry of the community. Let’s start in with a focus on the pastoral and catechetical leadership: 9. The responsibility for the ministry of consolation rests with the believing community, which heeds the words and … Continue reading

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Supersized Beatification in Doubt

Cardinal Newman’s beatification ticket may have just gotten a lot harder to score. The Telegraph reports the pope’s visit is over budget, and events may be downsized or trimmed back. There is now talk of downgrading the pinnacle of the … Continue reading

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SSA and AA

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio states he would like to maintain the current military policy of not asking, not telling of one’s same sex attraction. Other web sites and fora are discussing this issue quite ably, if not hotly. In the … Continue reading

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Exit Strategy

Bruce’s comment on the Bull thread is illustrative of a good point about the program approach to ministry: My admittedly limited experience with Lifeteen is that it seemed to have no exit into adulthood in the parish. It kept folks … Continue reading

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