Vatican II Remembering The Future: or why I haven’t posted anything for a few days…

If you noticed I had not posted any Twitter feed or links to articles on Facebook then It may well have been with a sense of relief or absolute delight. The links are all articles I have read. 95% of them I am in favour of what is being written. The remaining 5% go up to allow for me and others to comment. I have not posted since June 20th and it is unlikely I will get back into regular posting for another day or so. I was in Washington at Georgetown University from Thursday May 21st and arrived home late on Monday May 25th.I was a participant in an outstanding 4 day conference  Vatican II Remembering...
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from The Tablet…Stack celebrates ‘critical loyalty’ of The Tablet at anniversary Mass

obviously some bishops understand that critical loyalty/faithful dissent is a necessary component of ecclesia semper reformanda…jq Stack celebrates ‘critical loyalty’ of The Tablet at anniversary Mass...
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The Irish Referendum, the Irish Bishops and so much more.

The article in today’s Globe and Mail, Irish support for same-sex marriage a questioning of faith, http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/irish-support-for-same-sex-marriage-a-questioning-of-faith-as-referendum-looms/article24472759/) got me thinking. First the title: if you vote yes to same-sex marriage in this week’s referendum are you questioning your faith or even going against your faith because most of the Irish bishops have advised Catholics to vote no? Or to put it another way if you vote no in the referendum because the bishops have so decreed are you a faithful Catholic? I am not sure...
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EVOLUTION AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE : exploring changing images of God and the implications for daily life and spirituality.

            EVOLUTION AND THE SPIRITUAL LIFE : exploring changing images of God and the implications for daily life and spirituality.  Joan Chittister OSB and Diarmiud O’Murchu MSC The Canadian Forum on Theology and Education April 1 and 2nd, 2016 St. Joeseph’s Ukrainian Catholic Conference Centre 300 River Oaks Blvd. East, Oakville, Ontario, L6H 5T1 $200 Registration includes parking, dinner, wine and cheese on April 1,and breakfast, refreshment break, and lunch on,April 2. Accommodation $122.04 per room per night taxes included. Rooms contain 2 Queen beds or...
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…you have to imagine this being shouted at the top of my voice in best scouse…”I was published in the Tablet…!!!”

  This all started when I read an editorial in The Tablet April 30th 2015. The article was entitled What comes first is the saving of souls (http://www.thetablet.co.uk/editors-desk/1/5397/what-comes-first-is-the-saving-of-souls) and linked the Synod on the Family and Francis’ dedication of the Jubilee year to Mercy. My comment on the editorial: I have difficulty with the use of the phrase (and the theology it denotes) “the saving of souls.” I was born in Bootle twenty-one years before Vatican II began, truly a Tridentine Catholic. I studied with a missionary order (not ordained) to baptize pagans so...
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