Daily Archives: 12 May 2011

Miserable Failures

Gag order off, and Philadelphia review board member Ana Maria Catanzaro’s story is out. Her summary of episcopal incompetence: Cardinal Rigali and his auxiliary bishops also failed miserably at being open and transparent. Their calculated public statements fueled speculation that … Continue reading

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The Bishop Who Won’t Go Away

Well, well: the institution is rolling up its sleeves and getting down and dirty in the PR tussle it knows it’s badly losing with the sacking of Bishop Bill Morris. “We asked him,” says the bureaucracy, “to resign six times.” … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 19: Respect and Purification

The Church insists that inculturation is a two-way street. It will accommodate, but in turn, expects “purification” and “sanctification.” 19. The liturgy, like the Gospel, must respect cultures, but at the same time invite them to purify and sanctify themselves. … Continue reading

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“A church seeking redemption”

I found this interesting piece linked from Duke Divinity’s fine Call and Response blog. What happens when a church bucks advice from its insurance company and lawyers and apologizes directly to sec abuse victims? Read about it here. GuideOne Insurance’s … Continue reading

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