Sunday July 15
Enrichment of the two Rites
blogger from Australia)
Wadsworth's supporting act
& Cardinal Burke's foot in mouth
married deacons be priests
Brian Eyre, a Catholic married priest in Recife, Brazil,
argues that bishops should ordain mature married men to the priesthood
Robert Kennedy the prophet
A Space and
Information Age effect
war on religion
and a ticking Vatican PR bomb
Amos praying for money !
Vatican II Reflection 201
Catholic school must have
"a preference for the poor"
Plan: July 15
Readings for 15th Sunday of Year
W: Daily Blog - July 15
Idea for a movie:
"Joy To The World"
A collection of happy stories in
the Gospel...presented with joy and humor
* Zachary in Temple praying for, then getting baby, then dumb etc
* not yet married Mary being asked by angel to have a baby
* Joseph's take on his spouse
* birth in stable....with animals
* the joyful stories and reactions of some of the many people
healed by Jesus
* Jesus' joyful entry to Jerusalem
* Easter story with joy and humor
someone someday can make such a movie. We need help to see the
underlying joy of the Gospel story. It's not really
(Monday blogger from Australia)
Is it ok for a husband/father to spend
Sat/Sun morning on golf course?
priests' association calls for
reassessment of new translation
Fr Anthony Ruff
OSB (Pray Tell)
of reaction to reaction
Sherry Anne Weddel (Siena)
We can end the cycle of reaction
See comment by John W
of Christ needs new identity
to visit Poland 2015?
Marek Lehnert (VI)
Reader: Continuity name of the
John W: which
back what's missing:
the entrance rites
Fritz Bauerschmidt (Pray
Reader: It's important to let folks know that creative disturbance continues in many parts of the world
a can of (dead) worms !
plan: July 16
about me? What should I do?
Vatican II Reflection 202
Lay people - study theology !
Daily Blog - July 16
Two stories from yesterday
by Fr Anthony Ruff OSB
The resolution on the new English missal asserts
that it has “caused disharmony, disruption and discord among
many… frustrating rather than inspiring the Eucharistic prayer
experience of the Christian faithful, thus leading to less piety and
to less ‘full, active and conscious participation’,” and that
it “has created pastoral problems, in particular because of its
cumbersome style, arcane vocabulary, grammatical anomalies, and
(Tuesday blogger from Ireland)
It would appear that Pope Benedict will continue to use the hermeneutic of
continuity to interpret the teachings of Vatican II while using
“definitive” teachings to halt debate on disputed points of theology,
such as ordaining women priests. The fact that the idea of
“definitive” teachings is in conflict with the hermeneutic of
continuity is not a problem, apparently.
We are left in the inconsistent situation where the hermeneutic of
discontinuity may not be used to interpret the teachings of Vatican II,
but may be used to endorse “definitive” teachings.
July 16 - July 20 Australia:
Annual meeting of
National Council of Priests
One early report
The event is receiving a lot less publicity than the last one...
Their own journal, The Swag [http://theswag.org.au/],
has closed as an openly accessed publication and is available only
by subscription now. It would be interesting to know if that
decision was made purely on revenue grounds alone ....
groups need to back off partisanship to shore up confidence
Matthew Brown (Deseret
understand the world we must understand religion
US Vatican ambassador (VI)
finances: Europe Report
shock of joining
the real world
Bp Bill Morris Catholica
keeps growing. This
recent post will give you a smile, and Brian
Coyne's new post on the issue is perceptive
War on drugs:
Stephen Sackur (Guardian)
John W: this
is an issue we all must care about. It affects the whole world. I'm up
close to it in HK
and its not nice. It is evil
Bible plan: July 17
to face each day's trials
Vatican II Reflection 203
Better understanding of doctrine
John W: Daily Blog -
Say hello to strangers in church !
Wednesday July 11
healing, not division
(Wednesday blogger from UK)
"We must find a way to talk"
plan: July 11
when I see our world and religion in ruins, I wonder why
has God abandoned us?"
Today - 11th day, 11th hour:
A Day of Sadness
New bishop for Toowoomba.
Ceremony will be streamed live on diocesan
website. Extensive coverage in Toowoomba
Chronicle "The Chronicle will
have photographs, video and commentary on our website from the
conclusion of the ceremony tomorrow afternoon. An
extensive coverage of the ordination will feature in Chronicle on
John W's comment:
My heart goes out to Bishop Bill
Morris. Imagine how he is feeling today. He must be feeling like a
devoted husband whose loving wife has been snatched from him and
is today being married, against her will, to another. An invalid
marriage! History will show that Bill's removal from Toowoomba was a
great act of injustice. Some day he will be vindicated, just like
Mary MacKillop. In the light of numbers 1-10 below, those
(freely) taking part in today's ceremony should feel most
uncomfortable. By their presence they are saying yes to an act of
injustice. Blessings on the people of principle who boycott
today's ceremony. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for
justice. "Lest we
churches spared by Rome
look to revival....People power...
II Reflection 197
Mission of schools and teachers
sacred about celibacy
Adele Horin (SMH)
"It is hard to avoid the conclusion that the unique factor of a
celibate, all-male priesthood has contributed to the church's woes, and to
the woes inflicted on its victims"
new bishop "taken away"
c.f. Tues menu:
new courageous bishop
Melbourne - July 15 - 5pm Mass
John W: Daily
Blog - July 11
am - hospital; afternoon - prison
New Toowoomba bishop:
Coyne's comment (Catholica)
thread for growing number of
comments re this issue
Catholica has link to Chronicle
photo showing a sadly reflective
Bp Bill Morris handing over the bishop's staff to his
My guess is that Bill humbly agreed to attend for the sake of
the Toowoomba Church....to discourage it from schism-mode.
God bless your pastoral love Bill!
Methinks I see Frank Brennan
in the Chronicle photo. His take on the show will be a strong read!
to several liturgy questions
Elizabeth Harrington (Leader)
OK to use "old" Our Father??
of Peace: Psalm 45
John Dear (NCR)
I can testify that I have seen the God of
peace at work to end war -- in El Salvador, Iraq, Northern Ireland, the
Philippines, Nicaragua, Colombia, Palestine, Mexico, Egypt, India, US
Vatican II Lectures
Catholic Theological Union Chicago
sees Catholic schism ahead
Jonathan Luxmoore (NCR)
Catholicism faces a division over
attempts by popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI to "rewrite the
story" of the 1962-65 Vatican II Council
Plan for July 12
May the Spirit who came down on Jephthah....and who prompted Simeon,
come down and prompt us
Vatican II Reflection 198
Government education money must be distributed
in such a way that parents are truly free to choose the schools they want
for their children
W: Daily Blog - July 12
Bishop Morris - and RIP Yve
is the "reality" for them
(Friday blogger from Australia)
Check the moving photos...
"Women, Faithful and Free?"
Talk given at a Spirituality in the Pub gathering
"I will narrow the focus to the
topic of women's ordination....because the handling of this issue
mirrors the Church's response to all matters it feels uncomfortable
US priest now banned
Reader: "Given +Braxton's less than impressive record in two dioceses,
it's no wonder he needs deflection and diversion. It's the game plan for the whole
China ban new bishop?
Gerard O'Connell (VI)
Reader: More politics from two totalitarian regimes
fight to avoid Sharia Law
Giorgio Bernardelli (VI)
Reader: The 'Beards'
need to be kept out of this entirely
Message from UK blogger
"As to the Wadsworth piece, check out Pray Tell June
29, 118 comments there! See also the furore that Cardinal Raymond Burke has
raised July 6th and July 9th Pray Tell
My posting (n09 July 9th)"
Wrong, Mr Abbott
Julian Burnside (ABC)
This art has over 1,000 comments!
South Sudan - three reports:
Another item to go on file
"Agenda of reform of reform":
to be restricted?
c.f. Zenit article
plan: July 13
Have you seen Jesus?!
Vatican II Reflection 199
Facebook is the current Areopagus
W: Daily Blog - July 13
A stupid law that needs changing:
deacons may not administer the Sacrament of
Saturday July 14
Africa desperately needs help with its food shortage
Tony Magliano (NCR)
This made me use my Visa card
(re July 13 DailyBlog)
Couldn’t agree more with you on the exclusion of deacons from the Anointing of the Sick. As for the ‘forgiveness of sins’ business, it is clear that the liturgists and gatekeepers of the Sacraments have no idea what the Penitential Rite at Mass is all about. If they made the connection there and also read a bit of the history of the Sacraments then they would see
Anointing goes back to a very liberality in past, especially early, ecclesial practice and not at all clerical.
Churches and the future prospects of a tormented country
Paolo Zanini (VI)
Reader: Another Golden Bowl
full of scorpions?
plan: July 14
Infinitely more than we can imagine
Thank you very much for your
information about Jehovah Witnesses. You are right. They are good
people, but, in fact, they really disturbed my family.
II Reflection 200 (!)
Cath school meant to be a place animated by Gospel spirit of charity
John W: Daily Blog -July 14
Bastille Day reflection!
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