Daily Archives: 20 April 2012

An Iowa Bishop Does Good

Good sense from one of our Iowa bishops: All restrictions should be systematically examined and eliminated so that the complete abolition of the embargo and its harmful effects can be achieved. These burdens are not borne by the members of … Continue reading

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Another Catholic disinvite effort is afoot. Notre Dame faculty want a retraction or the boot for Bishop Jenky. Other foot, shoe, and all. As you will be aware, the Most Reverend Daniel Jenky, a member of Notre Dame’s Board of … Continue reading

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LCWR Crackdown, Hierarchy Cracks

No doubt some pom-pom Catholics are feeling good this week. One usually poetic soul has been reduced to the simple refrain “Heck yeah,” in response to the final verdict of the Vatican investigation of American women religious. Lyrical, that. The … Continue reading

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Aquinas and the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit gets to tussle with Thomas Aquinas in this pairing. No question that the angelic doctor is a deeper favorite in Catholicism than even Marty Haugen. I’ve lost track of the Aquinas hymns in the Dance. Is this … Continue reading

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Quam Singulari 7-8: Errors, Abuses, Evils

Did you think that the Sacrament of Penance wasn’t part of this discussion on the sacramental life of children? Read for yourself: However, in the precise determination of “the age of reason or discretion” not a few errors and deplorable … Continue reading

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GDC 228-229: “The role of religious in catechesis”

We’ve covered bishops, clergy, and parents. People in religious life have had a profound influence on faith formation. It’s less about catechetical content and more about the witness of life. I like the way Pope Paul drew an important distinction: … Continue reading

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