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Ask Tony: Can You Address a Bishop As "Father"? THE IMPRACTICAL CATHOLIC - July 6, 2014 ... mine: I have a regularly scheduling in-home massage client who is a "prominent" Catholic priest. When his secretary originally set up his appointments with me, she referred to him as Father , so that is how I've always addressed him. As we've gone along, we've had a few casual conversations. Within those conversations, I've addressed him as simply "Father", without the last name attached. He didn't seem offended at the familiarity. At my last visit, in one of these casual ...http://impracticalcatholic.blogspot.com/2014/07/ask-tony-can-you-address-bishop-as.html
Farewell to Open and Free CATHOLIC SENSIBILITY - July 4, 2014 ... good riddance, in the sense that some good might come of ...http://catholicsensibility.wordpress.com/2014/07/04/farewell-to-open-and-free/
In Michigan, a Spartan Shift – Lansing Chancellor Raica to Gaylord WHISPERS IN THE LOGGIA - June 27, 2014 As the Curia's "end of school" desk-clearing reaches its close, the US' longest-standing vacancy has been settled. At Roman Noon this Friday, the Pope tapped Msgr Steven Raica, 61 – chancellor of Lansing and, from 1999-2005, head of the Casa Santa Maria (the Roman residence for American priests in advanced studies) – as fifth bishop of Gaylord, the 65,000-member church comprising the northern 21 counties of Michigan's Lower Peninsula. Born on the Upper Peninsula ...http://whispersintheloggia.blogspot.com/2014/06/in-state-shift-lansing-chancellor-raica.html
Backbiters and Gossips IDLE SPECULATIONS - May 15, 2014 ... might feel is decorous. Here is an example from one of the Saint's sermons. The language in the translation is rather antique and perhaps we could do with a fresh translation: "Qfttimes the backbiter goeth about with a show kmdness and speaketh evil of others. He walketh under the shadow of a fair manner, seeming possessed of charity, and malice lurketh beneath. Knowest thou what he doth resemble? He is like to a canker, and outwardly he is glossed over, and such men as these when they wish to ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/Uocyk/~3/_YAL9ynudlc/backbiters-and-gossips.html
"A 'Massive, Looming Threat' to the Church" MUSINGS OF A PERTINACIOUS PAPIST - May 3, 2014 ... that "[Archbishop Gerhard Ludwig] Müller is also known for having said that the Church's position on admitting to divorced and remarried Catholics to the sacrament of Communion is not something that can or will be changed. But other German Church leaders, including Cardinal Walter Kasper, have recently gone on record saying the teaching may and will be changed." Your brief, matter-of-fact report on this controversy reminds me of the tip of an iceberg. It alludes to, but does not reveal ...http://pblosser.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-massive-looming-threat-to-church.html