Divine Renovation Continued Discussion 2.12.2019

Divine Renovation Continued Discussion 2.12.2019

Values are communicated by what is celebrated, tolerated and presumed. What indicates that weekend liturgies are a priority in your parish?

Budget is a telling indicator of priorities. Priorities change over time, and for a long time the construction/education component in much stronger than social justice and liturgy.

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Divine Renovation Courageous Conversations: Chapter 3 House of Pain

Divine Renovation Courageous Conversations: Chapter 3 House of Pain

It is a whole plethora of feelings.  I was out of town, and when I came back I found out about this. Every time I think this is over something else comes up.  I am not angry with the priests.  I am angry with the hierarchy.  I understand they did not know how to deal with this, decades ago, but the Church seems more concerned with their reputation than protecting the children.



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Christifideles Laici (Part 2)

Christifideles Laici (Part 2)

Last week in my article I had written about the 1988 document Christifideles Laici. This was an exhortation written by Pope John Paul II. It was his follow-up to the 1987 synod of bishops. That synod took place during the whole month of October, and it gathered lay people from around the world to discuss with the bishops the role of lay leadership in the Church. That synod followed the lead of Vatican II, which had occurred 20 years earlier, in encouraging the need for active lay participation. It encouraged people to understand and appreciate their dignity and call to be missionaries for Christ…

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