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Open Book

From the Pennsylvania grand jury report, cited in this WaPo op-ed: Monsignors, auxiliary bishops, bishops, archbishops, cardinals have mostly been protected. (M)any, including some named in this report, have been promoted. Until that changes, we think it is too early … Continue reading

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Aparecida 518a: Urban Pastoral Style

Today we begin a look at fifteen needed developments to present the Gospel more fruitfully. The aim is to the baptized, those unchurched, and the various stages in between. Let’s read: 518. So that the inhabitants of cities and their … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517k: Proposals For Urban Ministry In New Centers

The last of the eleven proposals for urban ministry. In subsection j, the last few opportunities involved newcomers to cities and people on their outskirts (geographical or otherwise). 517. k) Through new parishes and chapels, Christian communities, and pastoral centers, … Continue reading

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The Pennsylvania Bomb

It has exploded in the Keystone State. Over one thousand underage victims in six of eight dioceses. I have no heart or stomach to read the whole report as some are doing. Rod Dreher seems to be live-blogging as he … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517j: Proposals For Urban Ministry To Those Suffering

Regarding that list of people on the margins of cities, The Church does well with the first two. The other six are a challenge. We don’t do well with people perceived to be guilty for their own problems with drugs. … Continue reading

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More On Bishops

I noticed a Friday bit on the whispered “page three,” regarding San Diego Bishop Robert McElroy. I first registered Rocco’s comment, ” about fierce, years-long campaign by some progressives, any illusion of +Bob McElroy as Abp of Washington has now … Continue reading

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Aparecida 517i: Proposals For Hospitality In Urban Ministry

Hospitality is one of the three pillars of fruitful worship. But the welcome spoken of by the Aparecida bishops goes beyond just the church building. They also seem dissatisfied with the more traditional way of “doing business,” of sitting back … Continue reading

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