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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Making the Connections

  A sense of the larger picture is growing among US citizens, notably, though not only, among a young generation, along with a revulsion against official and corporate contempt for the will and welfare of ordinary citizens, for the value of human life itself. The antiwar movement of this century is a movement to reclaim democracy and to push it further. It has no token national leaders; it is various in its formations and organizing principles, often originating and working locally, yet in touch with other groups. It is connected through free giveaway papers like the San Francisco-based,...
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more cartoons from John Chuchman

Catholic Babies Yes, the church’s healthcare plan covers Viagra;and not contraception;how else can we fill our Catholic Schools? Santorum Sanctorum   Now we gotta show we voted for Sanctorum   http://godlaughingorcrying.blogspot.ca/...
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from John Chuchman

  I’m Grieving, You’re Grieving, We’re Grieving!   Fifty years ago at Vatican II   the world’s Bishops gave Our Church Hope.   They reaffirmed Freedom/Primacy of Conscience.Today’s hierarchy says it must conform to their pronouncements.We grieve. A church governed in loving Collegiality was promised;We’ve been dealt a Feudal Monarchy.We grieve. The Sharing of Power with local Synods of Bishops Representing the Peoplewas foretold.Power, instead, has been consolidated in the chief hierarch.We grieve. Lay Leadership of and in the Church was...
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from Joan Chittister OSB

The Eucharist Dilemma The major problem of eucharistic theology in our century is not that people do not understand and value the meaning of Eucharist. The problem is that they do. The Eucharist, every child learns young, is the sign of Christian community, the very heart of it, in fact. And who would deny the bond, the depth, the electrical force that welds us together in it? Here, we know, is the linkage between us and the Christ, between us and the Gospel, between us and the Tradition that links us to Jesus himself and so to the world around us. No, what the Eucharist is meant to be is not...
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