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Birth Control and Christian Discipleship

Sooner or later the Synod Fathers have to address the issues raised by Humanae Vitae, the encyclical of Blessed Pope Paul VI issued on July 25, 1968. 834 more words


A look at priestly preparation

FOREWORD: Obviously this seminary and its parent Jurisdiction the Arch Diocese of St. Michael the Archangel, are not Roman Catholic; we never claimed to be.  However this article from the National Catholic Register that looks at some aspects of their seminary training is a timely and relevant read; one that in our opinion all minsters of the Independent movement  should take time to peruse and read about how the Roman folks are addressing issues that we all are facing.   530 more words


The Synod and the New Evangelization

I think it is certain that the Synod on the Family will address preparation for marriage and will probably do this in the context of… 800 more words


The Synod and Cardinal Suenens

My previous comment on the Synod noted the huge importance of attitude in receiving or refusing authentic Christian teaching regarding love, marriage and sexuality. It closed with a reference to Léon Joseph Cardinal Suenens who wrote a small but important book on these matters in 1959, … 597 more words


That Pernicious Pontiff...Concluded

NOTE: If you have not read part one, please do so.  If you would prefer to just read this post for now, I would ask that you bookmark part one and read it afterwards.  657 more words


That Pernicious Pontiff...

“Oh, that pernicious pontiff, Pope Paul VI…that crotchety old man sitting on his comfy papal throne in Rome, with no family or romantic involvement, trying to tell us all how we should live our lives and what we should and shouldn’t do with our own bodies (perish the thought!).  484 more words