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Truth in Fiction

  I enjoy reading medieval mysteries. I recently discovered the writing of Judith Rock whose protagonist Charles du Luc is a Jesuit scholastic in late seventeenth century Paris. After earning a Ph.D. in Theology and Art from the Graduate Theological Union with research that later became the root of the Charles du Luc books, Judith Rock moved to New York City. She danced and taught as an independent artist, and was also half of a tap-dance-and-talk duo A Loose Association with cabaret performer Tom Knudsen. After her knees decided they’d danced long enough, she spent several years as a...
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Forum: Our hopes for new catholic times sensus fidelium

Please take some time over the holiday season to let us know what you are thinking and feeling about the abuse scandal that has engulfed the Roman Catholic Church ; the response of Pope John Paul II; the response of the current pope Benedict XVI; the response of the Canadian bishops, American bishops, Irish bishops, German bishops and individual bishops, priests and commentators in the media. If you talk about it in your family, community, parish, school invite others to respond also. You are the “sensus fidelium” and it is important to hear from you The Abuse Scandal in the Roman Catholic...
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Press Briefs 9th April 2012

  Christ is found in sitting with those who sufferBy April Gutierrez        ...
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Catholic Church “paying the price for bad leadership

  Recently John Spong wrote a measured critique of the Catholic Church in which he stated: This Church has also carried out a destructive public campaign against justice and equality for gay and lesbian people over the last fifty years. They have used their money to defeat initiatives that would have provided equality before the law and end all forms of discrimination against homosexual people. They have done this based on Church teaching that defines homosexuality as deviant, a point of view regularly articulated by Pope Benedict XVI, despite the fact that this definition is almost universally...
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Catholicism is not the Tea Party at prayer

  The nation’s Roman Catholic bishops will make an important decision this week: Do they want to defend the church’s legitimate interest in religious autonomy, or do they want to wage an election-year war against President Obama? And do the most conservative bishops want to junk the Roman Catholic Church as we have known it, with its deep commitment to both life and social justice, and turn it into the Tea Party at prayer? These are the issues confronting the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ administrative committee when it begins a two-day meeting on Tuesday. The bishops...
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