For those of us who uphold the centrality of the Eucharist, this still has issues (the phenomenon of circuit riding priests for Mass) but it is definitely a move in the right direction. --TSV "Cardinal Reinhard Marx has announced plans to allow laypeople in his Archdiocese of Munich to lead parishes where there are no… Continue reading “Cardinal’s plan for laypeople to lead parishes”
"Several dozen clergy members marched toward a federal building in Newark in support of a man facing possible deportation. "Clergy including Cardinal Joseph Tobin, leader of New Jersey's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese, led a rally for supporters of Catalino Guerrero on Friday morning along with U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez." Read more in the America article.
Those who know me will not be surprised that my reaction to Pope Francis' qualified remarks about married (male, of course) priests was less enthusiastic than that of many of my friends in ministry. As reported in America magazine: "Describing the vocation crisis as an 'enormous problem,' Pope Francis suggested he sympathizes with Catholics who… Continue reading Pope Francis on Married Priests, More…
From America magazine: "In a letter written to a leaders of grassroots organizations and social movements meeting this week in California, Pope Francis said Christians must resist the temptation to demonize others, protect the earth and fight against 'the invisible tyranny of money that only guarantees the privileges of a few.' "Writing that the world… Continue reading “Pope Francis to activists: Stand with migrants, do not deny climate science, there is no such thing as ‘Islamic terrorism'”
"Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., of Philadelphia, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Laity, Marriage, Family Life and Youth, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, and Bishop Frank J.… Continue reading Religious Freedom Narrowly Conceived