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  • Canon lawyers hear from church prosecutor of sex abuse cases

    10/28/2013 7:04:38 AM PDT · by haffast · 6 replies
    NCR ^ | Oct. 25, 2013 | Thomas Reese
    The experience of the sexual abuse crisis, hopefully, will "help us become more humble, less arrogant and bossy in our ministry," Bishop Charles Scicluna told members of the Canon Law Society of America on Oct. 16 at their annual meeting in Sacramento, Calif. He described sexual abuse as "an egregious betrayal of sacred trust" that "has the power to stint the normal development of people" and "cause depression, post-traumatic disorders, loss of self-esteem and, most tragically, loss of faith." It "is an expression of the anti-Gospel, a betrayal of the message of compassion and love." Scicluna began working as the...
  • Diocese of Vienna: Director of Caritas Challenges Rome

    10/18/2010 12:30:52 PM PDT · by 0beron · 2 replies
    The Eponymous Flower ^ | 10/18/2010 | Tancred
    he high ranking Church functionary of the Archdiocese of Vienna ignores Church teachings regarding the priesthood for women -- a few weeks ago, Landau was still on call as the Austrian Bishops conference's new Secretary. Vienna, ( The Viennese head of Caritas Michael Landau had set himself against Rome in an interview with Austrian Television regarding celibacy and the ordination of women. Landau said regarding celibacy: "That was introduced at some point in the history of the Church, and can also at the same time be abolished in the same manner." The high ranking Church functionary of the Archdiocese of...
  • Evangelization VS the Trilogy of Devils in the Church: Triumphalism, Clericalism and Juridicalism

    06/25/2008 10:52:45 AM PDT · by JosephJames · 13 replies · 163+ views
    My Own Work ^ | 2007 | Joseph Dwight
    How can we evangelize today? Why do only about ten percent of the baptized Catholics go to Sunday Mass regularly? Why are we so preoccupied with the problems in our parishes, such as the tension between the parish and ecclesial movements, instead of being more worried about the ninety percent of the people who do not frequent the parish? There are many fish in the sea! The document on new religious movements (1986) suggests that we look at what is lacking in our parishes so as not to loose more parishioners as well as to attract new people. It is...
  • Mexican 1824 Constitution

    07/03/2007 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Macoraba · 152 replies · 1,311+ views
    **3. The Religion of the Mexican Nation, is, and will be perpetually, the Roman Catholic Apostolic. The Nation will protect it by wise and just laws, and prohibit the exercise of any other whatever.** I like it!!! I wish that it were still that way! That's my kind of constitution!
  • The meaning of ministry

    01/14/2007 10:38:05 AM PST · by Frank Sheed · 41 replies · 510+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | January 14, 2007 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The meaning of ministry CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 12:35 pm One of the WDTPRS articles I posted today has a paragraph on the issue of ministry. This paragraph aroused a comment from an attentive reader. It is worth our time to tease out that exchange and give it some focus: During my seminary days the more radical of the faculty forbade us from using the “‘p’-word” (“priest”). They insisted we were being formed to be “ordained ministers”. This had the purpose of deemphasizing the distinction between the priest… er um… “ordained minister” and all people… er um…...
  • Superiors Back Defiant Priest

    09/16/2002 9:37:24 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 76+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | September 16, 2002 | Julia Duin
    On Sept. 5, the Rev. David Moyer, 52, rector of Church of the Good Shepherd in the Philadelphia suburb of Rosemont, was deposed — or defrocked — by the Rt. Rev. Charles E. Bennison Jr. for not allowing Bishop Bennison to visit the parish, as is his right under canon law. Meanwhile, Mr. Moyer's assistant, the Rev. Garrin Dickinson, had his license to officiate in the Diocese of Pennsylvania withdrawn, which left the church down two clergymen. However, both men are staying put because a group of bishops, including the Archbishop of Canterbury, committed the unprecedented action of siding with...