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California Bishop Adds Belief Requirements to Teacher Contracts CLERICAL WHISPERS - March 16, 2013 ... most of the freedoms we take for granted, including freedom of religion, the press and the separation of church and state. Vrooman said "the next shoe to drop" will be an "affirmation of faith" required to be signed by parish ministers, similar to the 2004 pledge required of parish ministers in the Baker, Ore., diocese, where Vasa was bishop from 2000 until being appointed Santa Rosa coadjutor bishop in January 2011. Vasa's 2004 "Affirmation of Personal Faith" ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2013/03/california-bishop-adds-belief.html
California Bishop Adds Belief Requirements to Teacher Contracts VOICE FROM THE DESERT - March 11, 2013 ... doctrinal statements on topics including homosexuality, contraception, chastity, marriage, abortion, euthanasia, the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, Mary, hell, purgatory, and the authority of the church. Objectors said the requirement was a thinly disguised loyalty oath devoid of room for individual conscience. Others questioned the choice of the stipulated teachings. Some pointed to what they said was a focus on "pelvic issues." Supporters praised the move, calling it timely and ...http://reform-network.net/?p=20434
Papa Luciani on Pope Paul VI CATHOLIC FAITH AND REFLECTIONS - February 6, 2013 ... develop and progress, not only in the economic dimension, but also in the moral, spiritual, and religious dimensions. "To do more, know more, and have more, in order to be more" ( Popularum Progressio , nos. 3, 13, 34, 6). But St. Paul was above all the Apostle of the Gentiles, of those who then were considered outsiders to the Jews. He fought for them, in spite of the perplexity of the other apostles, and he traveled and suffered so much on their behalf. He wrote: "Five times at the hands of ...http://bob.yerhot.org/2013/02/papa-luciani-on-pope-paul-vi/