Category Archives: bishops

Just Let The Guilty Resign

Check this opinion piece from northern Wisconsin. Most importantly, Catholics want a housecleaning, because they know nothing less will do. They want fresh leaders for the good of the church. They say the current process of selecting and promoting bishops … Continue reading

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On Bishops

I’ve been trying to avoid church news lately. But being a Catholic on social media, it’s hard to escape the commentary. The USCCB plight brings to mind this children’s book from a previous generation. One might say a more innocent … Continue reading

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A Bishop Withdraws

It saddens me but doesn’t surprise me that a bishop like Robert Morneau would withdraw from public ministry for mishandling a case of child sexual abuse. I have a deep respect for the man as a spiritual guide–mainly through his … Continue reading

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Aparecida 553-554: Mary and Jesus

At the end, a plea for intercession to Mary, recognizing our common ground. She, as a pilgrim to Elizabeth. And we, joining with her in that most human of experiences, the journey from shadows to light, drawing closer to God … Continue reading

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Aparecida 552: Recovering Fervor

552. Let us thus recover our fervor of spirit. Let us preserve the delightful and comforting joy of evangelizing, even when it is in tears that we must sow. How timely a thought, that we are in a season of scandal … Continue reading

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Aparecida 551: A Continental Mission

We’ve heard this theme, the notion that some efforts of faith, especially that of evangelization, must be tackled on a continental scale. 551. This missionary awakening in the form of a Continental Mission, the fundamental lines of which have been … Continue reading

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Aparecida 550: A Mission To Engage The Whole Flock

Today, Pope Benedict’s message to the Aparecida bishops: 550. It is Pope Benedict XVI himself who has invited us to “a mission of evangelization capable of engaging all the vital energies present in this immense flock,” which is the people … Continue reading

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