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francis speaks out against clericalism...again!

Pope Francis continues to make daily head-lines that excite this liberal heart. Here’s one from yesterday, written by NCR’s Joshua J. McElwee,

Francis: Spirit works in laypeople, ‘is not property of the hierarchy’ 518 more words

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Nondiscrimination laws merit church support (National Catholic Reporter)

I’m sick to my stomach with these hateful and discriminatory laws in North Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, and other places. It’s so sad that some in the Church have used their privilege and power to support these odious laws and to disenfranchise vulnerable populations in the name of “religious freedom” or “freedom of conscience”. 208 more words


easter journey: enkindling love

There are lots of very good things coming together on this blog this Easter.

Here is an article by Gillian Ahlgren on how Teresa of Avila’s The Interior Castle has impacted on her over the years. 70 more words

Cardinal Schönborn Criticizes Clergy's "Hardening of the Heart" Against Mercy (National Catholic Reporter)

This is a great article from the National Catholic Reporter on the need for mercy, actual mercy, during this Year of Mercy. As we get ready to receive Pope Francis’ document on Catholic family life next week, these words from Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn comes as a nice reminder of Jesus’ actions towards… 132 more words

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Check out: Top 10 Secrets to Happiness - Pope Francis

Pope Francis reveals TOP 10 SECRETS to happiness

Slowing down, being generous and fighting for peace are part of Pope Francis’ secret recipe for happiness. 628 more words

Friday FaithPost - New Pope Francis Books

I previously shared resources for daily Lenten prayer, reading and reflection. If you’d like inspirational reading in a more traditional book format, check out these two recent releases by… 172 more words


2015 Fishwrap of the Year

Good Christians, fear, for sinners here…except at NcR, apparently.  Sin and sinners fell off their radar a long time ago.

Well, vacation is over. We’re still enjoying the last of Christmas, but it’s back to work. 1,935 more words