Daily Archives: 24 September 2010

Talking Awkward Subjects

Wie sagt man “cracks in the foundation” auf Deutsch? Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, German bishops head on widening a dialogue among bishops, clergy, and laity: That includes ways to talk about awkward subjects in the area of sexuality, the vow of … Continue reading

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Patron for Whistleblowers?

Revelations that the southern hemisphere’s next saint blew the whistle on clerical sex abuse, which netted her an excommunication. Mary McKillop: no wonder she’s venerable.

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Empty Pews, Getting Emptier?

A few high-profile (well, high profile for St Blog’s) pieces on declining church attendance. Greater Cincinnati Catholics here and mainline Protestants at Christian Century. Ask any Catholic, and the solution might be a reflection on individual taste: more tradition, more … Continue reading

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Calling Doctor Newman

Think Cardinal Newman has one more big step (canonization) to take? Think one more. Father Keith Beaumont, according to Zenit: On this subject I received a confidence about which I cannot be explicit; but it seems that, in Newman’s case, … Continue reading

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