Monthly Archives: August 2012

Australia’s Msgr Lynn Moment

In a development similar to charges filed against Philadelphia’s Msgr Lynn, a priest from the Maitland-Newcastle diocese has been charged with covering up the abuse of another priest. Some of the fourteen charges against Fr Tom Brennan relate to alleged … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 9: Salvation

Salvation is more than not-sin, not-death, and not-evil. It has an affirmative dimension, that the human being experiences God in a profound, life-altering way: 9. As the kernel and center of His Good News, Christ proclaims salvation, this great gift … Continue reading

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Built of Living Stones 38-39: Cultural Diversity

Today, the Church does have more of an appreciation for applying the gifts of various cultures to worship. The rites, not as much as architecture and art: § 38 § The church building respects the culture of every time and … Continue reading

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Vanished: NCReg Pulls Controversial Interview

The National Catholic Register has pulled its controversial interview with Fr Benedict Groeschel from its web page. This story seems to be slower in gaining blogotraction than a western bishop’s DUI arrest. But if the NCReg has been shamed (or … Continue reading

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Evangelii Nuntiandi 8: The Kingdom of God

Note the heavy citations of Matthew’s Gospel in today’s section. This should give a balance to all those Luke passages I pulled out on Tuesday. The kingdom of God is a concept rich in imagery, and also full of consequences for … Continue reading

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Where Not To Go For Daily Readings

An example of when not to send a pajama journalist to do a liturgist’s job: Patheos’ Daily Catholic Readings. Where does this go wrong? The archaic English translation–not even an attribution to the translation, though I’m guessing at a glance it’s … Continue reading

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A Compassionate Standard For Others?

When I read Fr Groeschel’s comment about ordained sex predators: And I’m inclined to think, on their first offense, they should not go to jail because their intention was not committing a crime. … I was thinking of other missed … Continue reading

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