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Mutuae Relationes 52: Diocesan Coordination

We’ve arrived at Chapter VII, in which the Church discusses “The Importance of Suitable Coordination.” To start with, an unnumbered introduction begins this chapter which will cover sections 52 through 67. When we complete that, we will be at the conclusion … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 51: Overabundance of New Institutes

Remember you can check the full document Mutuae Relationes here. In this longer section, the Church concludes Chapter VII by offering some cautions on new communities arising without sufficient prudence. Do you think we have too many new communities? The Church … Continue reading

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The Slow Boat From Ghana

I scanned through the usual internet sources for furor, or even just comment, on Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s interview touching on remarriage, Communion, gays, and polygamy. A bit of furor at Pewsitter, sure. I see Grant Gallicho picked up the story for … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 50: Esteem for Women Religious

In this section, more is heaped on women religious. The collaborators of bishops in parishes and other organizations certainly know the life’s witness of women in religious life. 50. Bishops, together with their collaborators in the pastoral field, and superiors, … Continue reading

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A Dissent Against A Bishop

Rocco whispered the news of San Diego’s new bishop some hours before it became official. Robert McElroy has five academic degrees. Most recently he has been an auxiliary bishop and a parish pastor. Brief profile here, where he has written in … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 49: Women Religious

Forty-nine sections in, we get a specific message about and to women religious. Remember, you can check the full document online here. 49. In the vast pastoral field of the Church, a new and very important place has been accorded … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 48: Exchanging Information

Exchanging information: could this be related to the transparency Pope Francis has urged in our hierarchy? What are the fruits of shared information and understanding between Catholics? Likely not scandal, the fruit of secrecy and witch-hunts and stonewalling questioners. 48. … Continue reading

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