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Travesty of Justice: The Ordeal of Fr. Gordon MacRae THESE STONE WALLS - September 10, 2014 ... post by William Donohue, Ph.D., President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights , to mark the 20th anniversary of the unjust imprisonment of Father Gordon MacRae. His troubles began in 1983. Father Gordon MacRae was working at a clinic for drug-addicted youths in New Hampshire when a 14-year-old told his psychotherapist that the priest had kissed him; there was nothing to the story, so nothing came of it. Three years later, when the young man was expelled from ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheseStoneWalls/~3/U6u93Ww9trM/
RUSSIAN SPRING, HOLY WATERS AND HOPE for Orthodox-Catholic Relations by Jane Costlo Plus My Comments MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - August 20, 2014 ... depicts the life of provincial clergy), but also in their resilience during WW II. The city was occupied by Nazis for nearly two years; when the end of the war is celebrated each May 9 there is no family that does not feel some intimate link to its losses. The course I'm teaching is loosely organized around the theme of "Environment and Culture": it includes visits to writers' homes, a national park, a monastery. Along the way we talk with agronomists developing cold-resistant ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2014/08/russian-spring-holy-waters-and-hope-for.html
On Writing, Sucking at Writing, and the Inexplicable Popularity of Michael Coren THE SPIRIT'S SWORD - July 27, 2014 ... never saw Coren as a good writer. Coren's style was that of a bull in a china shop. His style had little polish and no subtlety. I believe words are to be used as a surgeon uses a scalpel: precise and exact. Coren, to my eyes, uses words as blunt objects. His thinking, such as it was, never struck me as deep and penetrating, and occasionally it was ridiculous. I remember one of Coren's anti gay articles where he wrote of a gay pride parade or perhaps on the opening of the ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheSpiritsSword/~3/Pw1uQuY_-PQ/on-some-other-writers.html
Baltimore Gets the Berkshires: Charm City's Rozanski Tapped for Springfield, Mass. WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - June 19, 2014 ... abused two pre-teen boys in the 1970s. While the scenario made for more than enough of a hurdle to heal, the diocese's way forward was complicated even further by the sting of a parish consolidation process that would see nearly half of its parishes shuttered over the last decade. Fraught as planning efforts always are, the latter aspect has been unusually bruising in Western Mass., complete with sit-in vigils, Roman appeals that saw some churches reopened on a limited scale as other closings ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/06/baltimore-gets-berkshires-charm-citys.html
Why Can't Non-Catholics Receive Communion? AGGIE CATHOLICS - June 6, 2014 ... cannot receive Communion in the Catholic Church. But, first we must deal with some myths about this topic. It isn't a judgment about anyone's salvation nor is it about how sincere someone may believe in Christ. Here is what the Catholic Church teaches about The Eucharist and why it is so important. From John 6:53-56. "So Jesus said to them, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his ...http://marysaggies.blogspot.com/2009/11/why-cant-non-catholics-receive.html
'NZ CATHOLIC' June 1-14 2014, no. 441 In the current issue: Bishop ... KIWICATH NEWS AND NOTES - May 31, 2014 'NZ CATHOLIC' June 1-14 2014, no. 441 http://www.nzcatholic.org.nz In the current issue: Bishop wants to support gays ... Kindness spreads to Malawi ... Hamilton merge plan causes some concern ... Many priests in NZ now from overseas ... Deaf missal on DVD this year? .. Boat people concern bishops ... Visiting bishops warn of dangers in globalisation ... Kaumatua's faith 'the source of all' ... Budget fails the poorest, say Catholic agencies ... ...http://kiwicathnewsandnotes.blogspot.com/2014/06/kiwicath-news-notes-1-june-2014.html
Communion and the Remarried: We Have Been Here Before (Pt 2) THE MUNIMENT ROOM - May 26, 2014 ... Cardinal Hume and Archbishop Worlock were facing a new threat. I have written before about the ecclesial polity they had devised for the Church in England and Wales: a collegial House of Bishops Bishops' Conference, with the Cardinal, of course, as Archbishop of Westminster, as perpetual Head, and a House of Laity nexus of lay people, bound to the progressive world view of Hume and Worlock. There was no room for a House of Clergy powerful voice for diocesan clergy: given that ...http://ttonys-blog.blogspot.com/2014/05/communion-and-remarried-we-have-been_26.html