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Could Benedict Option Communities Be MORE Susceptable to Child Sexual Abuse? EST QUOD EST - October 4, 2015 fortunate "BenOp" community member? The clickbait-inspired blog war instigated by Rod Dreher against an obscure Moscow, ID pastor named Doug Wilson - before, having ginned up the attention to himself he sought, Dreher subsequently demurred I don't want to get dragged into an extremely bitter fight that has way, way more layers than I am capable of understanding from this far away. nevertheless leads one necessarily to think of the possibilities for child sexual abuse in small, semi- ...http://contrapauli.blogspot.com/2015/10/could-benedict-option-communities-be.html
Over 500.... AUNTIE JOANNA WRITES - August 16, 2015 ... while... So many stories, and most of them I can't share. A man weeping - he's got my hankie and I am so glad I had a large clean one to give away. Two girls with sudden glad news about a sick relative and thrilled to be invited in to give thanks. People who wanted to talk a bit, and people who just wanted to drift away afterwards on their own. People who said they could only come in for a brief moment - and stayed for a long time. And then the people who said "No thanks - the Church hates ...http://joannabogle.blogspot.com/2015/08/over-500.html
Shooting Ducks in a Barrel COUNTERCULTURAL FATHER - August 2, 2015 ... in a comment on the Pill's rather prejudicial reporting of Edmund Adamus' reflection on the Westminster responses to the pre-Synod questionnaire. My comments interpolated in Bold. "Like most other Catholics I know, I respect the Church's teaching on marriage and parenthood. (What do you imagine she means [or even thinks she means] by 'respect' in that sentence, given what follows?) I also know from experience that marriage and family life can induce agonies of guilt over our ...http://ccfather.blogspot.com/2015/08/shooting-ducks-in-barrel.html
Liturgy and the Stance of Weakness MONASTERY OF THE HOLY CROSS - July 1, 2015 ... correct contexts? An example I like to use is the "universal call to holiness." This is a good, solid teaching rooted in the one baptism that all Christians share. It became obscured with the rise of a type of clericalism in the Middle Ages, along with the rise of the religious orders. Before the Second Vatican Council, it could appear that the Church had two levels of holiness, the religious and ordained ministries, and then the laity. The Council Fathers stated clearly that ...http://chicagomonk.org/about-us/the-priors-blog/liturgy-and-the-stance-of-weakness/
CDF Reportedly Confirms Medjugorje to Be What We Already Knew It Was RORATE CÆLI - June 25, 2015 UPDATE: Numerous Italian journalists are reporting the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has concluded there is nothing supernatural happening at Medjugorje and will pass along their conclusion to Pope Francis. The reports also say, while the CDF will "recommend" pastors do not take the faithful to Medjugorje claiming that the visions of the fake "seers" are real, they will recognize it as a "special place of prayer" and will not ban ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2015/06/cdf-reportedly-confirms-medjugorje-to.html