Daily Archives: 6 September 2013

Shame For Bishops

Bishop Robert Lynch didn’t mince words when talking about the prospect of war, including a serious lament for what transpired a decade ago: I am ashamed to say that the Catholic Church in the United States sadly gave President George … Continue reading

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Nauseated Catholics

RNS picked up the headline from Cardinal Dolan’s appearance in Milwaukee. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan says one reason some Catholics have left the church is that they’ve been “shocked, saddened and nauseated by the sinful behavior” of some of … Continue reading

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GMD 1-9: Evangelization is the Mission of the Church

The introduction of Go and Make Disciples (GMD) presents the idea of faith as connected to stories. This countercultural premise goes against the secular world’s perception of fiction as something childish, and the embrace of news and commentary (note the triumph of so-called reality tv … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 47

The conclusion of our document’s look at active participation covers the matter of altar servers: [47.] It is altogether laudable to maintain the noble custom by which boys or youths, customarily termed servers, provide service of the altar after the … Continue reading

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