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Mutuae Relationes 37: More on Religious and Diocesan Clergy

In this section, the Church elaborates a bit more on how diocesan clergy relate to religious. It seems the language here is inclusive of non-clergy among a diocese’s religious men and women. But it would seem that some added attention … Continue reading

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Paying A Mortgage

Much has been made of Pope Francis’ remarks on liturgy to Rome’s diocesan clergy. But I found it more interesting his comments on “retread” seminarians: (Pope Francis) then referred to the case of some bishops who accepted “traditionalist” seminarians who … Continue reading

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Two Bishops Compared

In Australia, on the sex-abuse cover-up scandal, praise for the sacked bishop and jeers for the prelate promoted to head up the Church’s change-purse. From Frank Brennan: We’ve never been given a coherent rationale for Pope Benedict’s sacking of (Bishop) … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 36: Religious Working in a Diocese, Especially Clergy

For the next week, in numbered sections 36 through 43, we’ll look at how bishops and religious women and men work together to further the pastoral mission with which they’ve been entrusted. You can check the full document online here. … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes Chapter VI: Commitments and Responsibilities in the Field of Action

Chapter VI of Mutuae Relationes includes an unnumbered introductory section–just two paragraphs. Let’s read them, and we’ll get a start on the topic of those commitments and responsibilities of bishops and religious. The Church lives in the Spirit and rests on … Continue reading

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Game Over

NPR Sunday interviewed Rocco Palmo, the blogosphere’s whisperer. Some key spots: Game Over You have new cardinals from … places that never been thought of having a cardinal. And somebody said to me, it’s not that these guys are going to … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 35: Promoting an Active Life in the Church

Let’s wrap up Chapter V, in which we’ve spent thirteen posts on reviewing and exploring a bit of the formative aspect of the relations between bishops and religious. Don’t forget: you can check the full document online here. 35. The … Continue reading

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