Sunday July 22
blogger from Australia)
Curia = a sheltered
workshop for challenged clerics
on "work experience"
university no longer "Catholic"
Andrés Alvarez (VI)
Some current spin and weasel from Rome, protecting 'identity'
report - let's keep Syria
in our daily prayers
post by Brian Coyne (Catholica) is a good follow-up to article on
yesterday's menu "I call you friends",
but not on Facebook
exactly does Ramadan begin !
Rabia Chaudry (Patheos)
Most HK Muslims are "calculators"!
little office that reaches a continent
Michael Sean Winters
To educate about Africa and to advocate for
just relations between the U.S. and the peoples of Africa.
John Allen (NCR)
Reader: The sooner the church gets out of big
business, the better
the Catholic Church be still standing in a few generations?
"Church must return to its Center"
A story for Ramadan !
Vatican II Reflection 208
Article about the Jewish people
Plan: July 22
Readings for 16th Sunday of Year
W: Daily Blog - July 22
When John Paul II lost his temper
(Monday blogger from Australia)
In this way of thinking the individual is
merged into the calculation of the common good and some people are made of
greater worth than others. Most of us would feel uncomfortable with this.
We want as a general rule to be fair to everybody and particularly to the
underdog – the poor, the handicapped, the underprivileged. Indeed, for
the Christian, the Gospel insists that preference be given to these
finds faith matters
among Asian Americans
Asian Americans make up 5.6 percent of the
total U.S. population
For this time of Ramadan:
Seeing Muslims as God sees them
Catherine M. Odell (NCR)
Fascinating article, with much
background info re the movie
"Of Gods and Men"
"I knew all of them personally, but the
one dearest to me was the medical doctor, Brother Luc"
after seeing Weasals
article on yesterday's menu,
I suggest you could run a little even handed Weasel Word competition for both gruntled and disgruntled
OK...let's try it....
Click here for
Weasel Word Competition !
where your weasal will be immediately
Offensive weasals will cause file
to be wubject to woderation
Africa food crisis one year on
far from over
plan: July 23
Vatican II Reflection 209
A big "No" to discrimination
Daily Blog - July 23
Man "graduates" after 30 years
of "study" (photo report)
and change in the Church
(Tuesday blogger from Ireland)
Article quotes Bishop Fritz Lobinger:
“The early church indeed did ordain local leaders who were married,
had received brief local training, were chosen by the local
and had proven their worthiness
over some time. I
am not alone. There are hundreds of bishops who feel that renewing this
ancient tradition is the only solution to the shortage of priests.”
7,457,274 viewers in China! Stephen McDonell (ABC)
Foreign Correspondent goes viral
new conversation about Church sex abuse (Eureka Street)
Fr Peter Day
See comment from Gary Eastman:
is the best article I have read on the sexual abuse crisis
wealth being devoured by
tyrants and vultures
Nick Dearden (Guardian)
Justice Department on warpath with former HSBC chief
Serving God? Serving Mamon?
go four goals down
Latest Curia appointments
Fr Richard Rohr OFM
My group versus your group thinking
Bible plan: July 24
points from Eph Ch
c.f. HK lottery, The Mark
Vatican II Reflection 210
Freedom of Religion
John W: Daily Blog -
HK Book Fair & Typhoon Vicente!
Wednesday July 18
all a matter of words
(Wednesday blogger from UK)
"We must find a way to talk"
from the Chalice
should be given at every Mass
Fr Bernard Cotter
for the sake of coeliacs
(as well as liturgical reasons)
by US scientist
Dr Larry Edwards (Good
“I came away realising how stupid and
illogical racism of any kind is. We are all related; we are all connected;
we’re all family”
a new wave of violence
eroding civilised society?
Sr Clare Condon SGS
TV news full of violence
II: a view from outside
Rev. Garth Read (Good
As one comment says,
the first story makes you cringe
and the spiritual journey
Sr Joan Sexton SGS
Our new self, born of reflection from
reading, may seek greater intimacy with God and others
much of a good thing
Speech by Year 8 student !
update: no parallel Church
Andrea Tornielli (VI)
is now between
a wedge and a hard place
II Reflection 204
Only Christians want to be teachers?
plan: July 18
us from Devil
and all evil
John W: Daily
Blog - July 18
Hospital pastoral team should be allowed to
give Sacrament of Sick
"I think that in certain cases a Lay Pastoral Associate
should be granted the permission to do it. Deacons should be
too. With the shortage of priests new solutions need to be
found so that people do not die without that last rites"
- comment by Stephen Taylor in
called priest, he never came"
Catholics rally for Bishop Ma
(Ucanews) Surprise large turnout
Australia: Council of
not sex, at heart of celibacy debate
On Facebook link of The Standard by Lisa
I have appreciated your coverage on the priests'
conference. The problem with the Church is that it is top heavy.
Rome dictates and the minions (fewer now) must obey. Recently the
Vatican changed the wording of the Mass. The changes made little
difference to the people except to
us and to remind us all that we are indeed powerless and have no
representation within our church. The church's hierarchy gives us
lip service and then rules according their own desires.
The Church has become extremely authoritative,
right wing, defensive and protective. This was the problem with
the abuse scandals...
The Church has done many many good things but this particular
mistake or sin has almost brought it undone. The Church needs to
open up it doors and windows and again let in the fresh air of the
Vatican 11 conference. Let these good priests go to the Vatican
with the 'body of Christ' laity and help the Church heal its
terrible brokenness with acceptance, openness and unconditional
love. Christ came to change the burdensome rules of the Pharisees
and brought a new rule, to love one another. The Church's
hierarchy are our modern day Pharisees
Pat Power's retirement speech
A good bishop!
this year is July 21 to August 19. It's good to wish Muslim friends "Happy Ramadan"
radical is right?
Oh for a leadership that could cut across the
trajectories we see emerging in this dispute!
Plan for July 19
"Wherever you go, I will go"
Vatican II Reflection 205
Jesus is the Way & the
W: Daily Blog - July 19
Politicians who throw
Bishop Bill Morris:
Reconciliation in Toowoomba
See comment by John W
Church schools say no to use of "National Education"
With good reason: see
here & here
Fr Francis X. Clooney SJ
Haven't seen kangaroo or koala yet
Gerald Ryan -
New York's oldest working priest
Sharon Otterman (NY
of how Cardinal Burke
wants Mass to be like
This article has been added to
Agenda of Reform of Reform file
- bye bye all the changes since Vat II
of liturgical terms
A woman may not be an acolyte
Just Earth (Australia)
blasts Church re abuse probe
of lifelong story line
Many people living a pretend life
over unsafe Ramadan food
plan: July 20
Attempt No. 2 to kill Jesus
Vatican II Reflection 206
Jesus in Hinduism and Buddhism
W: Daily Blog - July 20
My first HK swim for 10 years
Saturday July 21
II Reflection 207
On 1st day of Ramadan: Muslims!
Letter to Tablet by v2catholic
UK blogger Chris
article re HK schools
opposed to nationalist course
John W's comment:
Beijing's brainwashing of students' minds to
equate love of China with love for the Party, and to have that love
"even if Party is wrong" is like glorification of the papacy,
right or wrong
-Vat II's rejected child
Dr Draskko Dizdar (CathBlog)
- see comment by John W
(not yet published; "john" not john w)
new reply to Vatican
Maria Pederiva (VI)
Reader: VI's image bank is limited & selective.
LCWR would be amused.
Syria update from Christian view Gianni
Reader: A difficult time for the Christian minorities. They fear the installation of a fundamentalist government. The assassinated Defence Minister, Gen Dawood Rajhad, was Greek
for priests has to die
Fr Michael Kelly SJ
Francis Wong (Tablet)
New low in Sino-Vat relations
said "I call you friends",
but not on Facebook
34, a psalm of peace
plan: July 21
Jesus' wife !
John W: Daily Blog -July 21
HK's Bethesda !
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