This is wrong on so many levels! But at its base, when did financial support become a prerequisite for belonging to the Church? Yes, I know that people share a moral obligation to support the Church if they are members, but when did that support necessarily come with a dollar sign? Vatican approved 'pay to pray' order angers Catholics in Germany
Uhh... yes you are a subsidiary of Rome. We all are! That's what defines us as Roman Catholics! The German Bishops don't understand this? Glad I'm not living in Germany. German Bishops: ‘We Are Not Just a Subsidiary of Rome’ | Daily News | NCRegister.com
So here's the question: Would there be eight to twelve Catholic men who would want to come together for a 4 day/3 night fishing trip at a quality exclusive rights outfitter (Dumoine Lake Cottages) for a reasonable price for the opening of the walleye season 2015? I would be onsite as cook & chaplain. I will celebrate mass each day and anyone is welcome to participate if they choose. I will provide everything required for three square meals a day, a clean and warm cabin, and G od will no doubt provide the fish. (Climate is entirely within the domain of Mother Nature though so there's no guarantee of good weather. It's been a long time since the Church could tell any woman what to do, so when it comes to staying warm and dry outside, it's every man for himself.) All you would need to bring are your clothes, sleeping bag, fishing equipment, personal flotation device, personal libations and snacks. The cabin we would be using is a two-storey log building that can c
Homophobia? Really? So the premier believes that parents who are objecting to the province implementing this new sex-ed curriculum for teaching kids about homosexuality and that gender is a 'changeable social construct' in Gr. 3, and the details of how to practice anal and oral sex and masturbation by the time they leave elementary school are being homophobic? Perhaps this is just a desperate allegation made by a politician trying to deflect attention from the fact that the author of this inappropriate curriculum is now facing gay child pornography charges in court. Does she think that the sex crimes her highly paid consultant has been charged with are also fueled by a homophobic police force? Wynne says homophobia fuelling some sex ed protesters: report | CTV News
Getting to the Point: The Perils of Living a Double Life : It is Wednesday, and time then for our weekly journey through the ‘papal examen’, the Pope’s Christmas talk to the Roman Curia that is such...
Getting to the Point: You Know, It Turns Out That We're NOT Supposed to ... : O Lord, Master of my life, grant that I may not be infected with the spirit of slothfulness and faint-heartedness, of ambition and vain talk...
Here's an excellent Lenten activity: watching movies that help to strengthen the values that underpin faith! As a priest, I'd add one more to this list... 'Calvary'. February 2015: Top 12 Movies About Faith Now Streaming on Netflix - Aleteia
If you're confused by the seemingly contradictory things Francis says, understand that he is a master of the time-honored distinction in Catholicism between doctrine and the pastoral application of doctrine. Will the real Pope Francis please stand up? | Crux
Here is the answer I offered to a friend of many years when he posited on my Facebook account that Legalized Euthanasia was logical and a good for our society. ---------------------------------------- Larry: But of course you're correct! But I believe you stacked the deck to make it so. Your conclusion depends upon your initial contention that our psyche is comprised in such a manner as you suggest(head/ego/heart). And while I believe that there is much truth in what you write, that formulation suffers because it conflates ego with prudence. And it's prudence that I think is required when faced with as substantial a change to our societal morality as euthanasia will turn out to be in the not too distant future (imho). Think of the argument from this perspective. Doctor assisted suicide and euthanasia are ontologically an act by which one person deliberately ends the life of another person. Strip away all extraneous elements; the intention, means, end, or morality, and thi