Pope Francis

Some thoughts about the Catholic Church now that it has a new Pope.

A few years ago there was a blogger’s story out of Brazil. It was and is indicative of the Catholic Church’s role in our global society today.

“A 9-year-old girl several times raped and made pregnant by her stepfather was guaranteed

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Dogmatic Wanderings

There is an ambient sadness within the Catholic Church these days. Not because the Pope has resigned, but because the church’s internal morality is seen as fallible because of the actions of a few.

This is the issue the next pope must confront. He must do so with openness, humility, admittance and remorse.

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Il Papa

The Chair of Peter will soon be vacant. Pope Benedict XVI plans to resign at the end of this month. It’s an unusual decision for a modern day Pope, but not unprecedented in papal history. The last resignation was in 1415.

I’m OK with his choice. The Catholic Church is stuck between tradition and

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Contraceptives and Controversy

The uproar and passionate controversy over the Obama administration’s healthcare requirement for all employers to provide birth control to their employees including those institutions owned and operated by the Catholic Church was a needless confrontation.

Somebody didn’t think it through. Much of the contentious and political banter could have been avoided.

The compromise solution

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Prophesy?

In some disciplines they say that on one’s birthday there is the gift of prophesy. I don’t know if that’s true, but I will offer some mindful speculations for the future. My thoughts all lead to a positive outcome, but the process may be conflicting and catastrophic for what is considered the norm. So

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The Catholic Church

I have read and watched with interest and disgust the contention escalating between the son of Senator Edward Kennedy, Congressman Patrick Kennedy and the Catholic Church. Representative Kennedy has been both privately and publically reprimanded by his local bishop for supporting abortion rights legislation. The bishop claims young Kennedy started it by

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Dogma

A special Sunday Post.

Here is a blogger’s story out of Brazil. It is indicative of the Catholic Church’s role in our global society today.

“A 9-year-old girl several times raped and made pregnant by her stepfather was guaranteed the right to have an abortion legally in Brazil. After the operation, the Roman Catholic

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