Friday, November 17, 2017

Bishops (again) object to G.O.P. tax plan’s effects on the poor

The Bishops Hand Pope Francis a Loss

The grace of change: on his ninetieth birthday, an Irish theologian looks back at tumultuous change in the Church


The grace of change: on his ninetieth birthday, an Irish theologian looks back at tumultuous change in the Church 

The Tablet

15 November 2017 | by Gabriel Daly Looking back over my theological life has been a thought-provoking and sometimes humbling experience. At the conclusion of my primary studies for the priesthood in the late 1940s and early 1950s, I was regrettably incurious about what was going on in the wider theological world – beyond the then mandatory narrow and legalistic scholasticism. I recall standing in St Peter’s Square in Rome in 1950 listening to Pope Pius XII define the doctrine of the Assumption of Mary. At the time, I was riveted by the thought that I was present at the declaration of an infallible statement – a tribute to my teachers, if a disconcerting reflection on my state of mind at that time.

Nouwen and Merton left trails for spiritual seekers to follow

Merton and Nouwen

Nouwen and Merton left trails for spiritual seekers to follow

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Tobin and Cupich: Battling the bullies; creating a culture of encounter

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Burke makes ‘final plea’ to Francis on dubia questions


Burke makes ‘final plea’ to Francis on dubia questions

14 November 2017 | by James Roberts
The Tablet 

Burke addresses Pope Francis again on Amoris Laetitia, calls for clear expression of teaching

Cardinal Raymond Burke, who just one year ago with four other cardinals made public a number of dubia, or questions, regarding the interpretation of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation Amoris Laetitia, has again addressed the Pope, in what he calls a “final plea”. Speaking to the National Catholic Register, Cardinal Burke said he wanted to emphasise “how urgent it is that, in exercising the ministry he has received from the Lord, the Pope should confirm his brothers in the faith with a clear expression of the teaching regarding both Christian morality and the meaning of the Church’s sacramental practice.”

Bishops' discussion of marriage document, pastoral plan strikes traditionalist tone



Prayer is a relationship


Prayer is a relationship

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