WE CAN’T PUT UP A SIGN SAYING “BUSINESS AS USUAL” by David Timbs This title comes from a quote by Archbishop Coleridge and sets the tone for a dialogue between the bishops and the laity in Australia. Timbs speaks of the bishops collaborating closely with their fellow Catholics to effect a significant change in thinking and governing by the hierarchy. Read more.
CONFERENCE REVISITS ‘AMORIS LAETITIA’ by Thomas Reese “The Joy of Love,” translated from “Amoris Laetitia” has been in the news since issued by Pope Francis last year. Reese describes how this post-synodal apostolic exhortation has been received by theologians and bishops and what impact it might have on the future direction of the church. Read more.
WHAT POWERFUL TEACHING By John Quinn John Quinn, with tongue in cheek, describes how the reality of much of our liturgy contradicts its meaning. He decries the rigidity of what should be a community celebration. Community may be defined in many ways, but in Quinn’s words, liturgy is a powerful teacher. Read more.
AN OLD MAN RAMBLES By Paul Kelly Kelly recalls an exchange by a law professor and student on “truth.” In today’s accusations of “fake news,” he takes issue with the assertion of “true facts” stating that “a fact is a fact.” Kelly’s admitted “ramblings” also end in some thoughtful poetry. Read more.
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