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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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Mutuae Relationes 47: Information

Would we call it information ecclesiology, this insistence on bishops and their chanceries knowing the “exact” things about religious communities in their dioceses? What else does the Church say about this? You can check the full document online here. And … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 46: Bishop as Supervisor and Mediator

If MR 45 touted mutual respect as an important virtue, this section suggests bishops have a responsibility to “safeguard” how a religious lives in his diocese. This assumes every bishop is well-acquainted with the charisms and apostolate of each community … Continue reading

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Mutuae Relationes 45: Cordial Respect

You can check the full document online here anytime, but today’s brief post will underscore the need for respect. 45. In order that the relations between bishops and superiors produce increasingly more fruitful results, they must be developed in cordial respect … Continue reading

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