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Taste and See: In Communion

Unusually the text presented in this blog today does not come from the Lectionary but is the text of a Pastoral Letter that,  in Westminster Diocese,  replaces the homily this weekend. 1,433 more words

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Fall-in-Line Catholicism

If anyone thought I was exaggerating or caricaturing what I called “fall-into-ranks-you-maggots” Catholicism, he or she need only to look at a recent exchange between Sean Fitzpatrick and Fr. 1,679 more words


Pope Francis on corruption.

Why aren’t governments cracking down on corruption and fraud? 

Pope Francis gave a powerful speech, directly addressing these problems (Google translate):

The scandalous concentration of global wealth is possible due to…

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“If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your… 1,598 more words

As the Dust Settles

The answer is that, as the dust settles, what has become clear is that, for all the hoo-ha made by conservative cardinals, the overall outcome has been a remarkable advance for those who want the Catholic Church to be more compassionate and inclusive.

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Lucky teen meets Pope Francis

FOND DU LAC (WITI) — A Fond du Lac teenager receives the trip of a lifetime, a pilgrimage to meet Pope Francis.

14-year-old Kayla Doll was randomly selected from a group of devout and dedicated teenagers to present the pope with a symbolic crown at an event on Saturday, October 25th, at the Vatican. 78 more words


Why We're Called to Protect the Gift of Creation: The Catholic Church and Climate Change

Consider this quote: “Our earth speaks to us and we must listen if we want to survive….” This statement did not come from Bill McKibben or Al Gore or a twenty-something tree hugger. 1,656 more words