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Confronting causes of clericalism: original sin, institutional dynamics

by Fr. Peter Daly Seven Deadly Sins, St. Peter's Church, Linchmere The faces of monks illustrate deadly sins in this detail from a circa 1300 sculpture. (Wikimedia Commons/Simon Burchell) Reforming the priesthood will mean reducing the effects of clericalism. Clericalism is a real thing, not a myth or mirage. It is a sense of elitism… Continue reading Confronting causes of clericalism: original sin, institutional dynamics

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On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. 

On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. In Case I, the individual was charged with driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol level twice the legal state limit. The vehicle was observed swerving within its lane, touching the… Continue reading On the last two successive Saturdays, an individual was pulled over for a DUI as the clock approached midnight.  Both cases made the news. 

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The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. 

The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia.  According to the Herald, Bishop Bransfield has been credibly accused of sexual misconduct with adults and of serious financial malfeasance.  Bishop Mark Brennan has just been announced… Continue reading The Catholic Herald, a Roman Catholic weekly newspaper based in London has reported on the scandal involving Bishop emeritus Michael Bransfield of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia. 

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Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests.

On Monday (yesterday), Pope Francis spoke to the Bishops of Italy gathered in Vatican City for a CEI assembly. In his address, Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests. For the most obvious reasons, we share some parts of the Pope’s address with you. Pope Francis… Continue reading Pope Francis, spoke of the special relationship that Bishops are meant to have with their priests.

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Approximately 130 parishioners from St. Isabel Catholic Church filled the Herb Strauss Theater

Theater to discuss Fr. Christopher Senk’s situation and issues concerning the future of their parish.  Parishioners in attendance included those still attending Masses at the church and those who have temporarily chosen to attend Mass elsewhere.  One subject of contention was the withholding of financial support for the church.  Some expressed that all parishioners should… Continue reading Approximately 130 parishioners from St. Isabel Catholic Church filled the Herb Strauss Theater

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A STATEMENT ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE EXIST

A STATEMENT ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE EXIST It is truly regrettable that Parishioners For Justice exists. There is no joy to be found in standing on either side of a line that divides parishioner from parishioner. What does give joy, however, is the feeling one has when standing with others who feel… Continue reading A STATEMENT ABOUT WHO WE ARE AND WHY WE EXIST