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Unlinked Thoughts on Catholicism THE THEOLOGY OF DAD - February 11, 2014 ... The 'of God' religious name, as in St. John of God, etc. What went into choosing this religious name? It's equivalent to having Jesus as your confirmation saint. Kind of reminds me of that passage from St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians 1:12, where he rebukes people who say "I belong to Paul, Cephas, Apollos, and Christ." I think the Christ-people beat the others. I like those Protestant churches you see here and there, with the titles, "Church of God" ...http://thetheologyofdad.blogspot.com/2013/10/unlinked-thoughts-on-catholicism.html
Oregon Priest's Canon Lawyer Seeks to Protect Client's 'Good Name, Reputation' CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 14, 2014 ... writing that he was "not at liberty" to do so. In a statement Jan. 9, Faucher provides answers to 14 questions ranging from what the Vatican congregation could mandate to what he called "the two great mysteries" -- why Radloff was removed in the first place and, now, why Radloff has been barred from public ministry. "The people who are the church have a right to accurate and factually correct information" and "I am answering questions because the questions are out there and ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2014/01/oregon-priests-canon-lawyer-seeks-to.html
US Peace Campaigner Fr John Dear, Dismissed From Jesuits CLERICAL WHISPERS - January 7, 2014 ... time in the order, he garnered critique for his protest of the presence of a military recruiter at a Jesuit high school in Scranton, Pa., where he was serving as a teacher in the mid-'80s. More recently, he says he received incensed letters from parishioners in New Mexico over homilies he directed at employees of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, a facility in the nation's nuclear weapons complex. Other Jesuits who have served as Dear's superiors in the past said the priest was a good ...http://clericalwhispers.blogspot.com/2014/01/us-peace-campaigner-fr-john-dear.html
A Break in the Clouds CROOKED LINES - November 30, 2013 ... planning my last Honors night, my frustration with married life was overwhelming. "I can't fix it. Only God can," were the words that ended a long, ranting journal entry - I guess that is where I channeled the anger. Those are true words. In our weakness is often when God's power is shown. Maybe it was that day, or maybe it was a few days later, I stood in front of the tabernacle in the quiet, empty church, and told God the same thing: "I can't fix it. You show me what I need to do, but you ...http://crooked-lines.blogspot.com/2013/07/a-break-in-clouds.html