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Bishop Spong: Towards an Educated Laity

Reprinted here, with permission from Bishop John Shelby Spong, is a Q & A from a recent edition of his newsletter in which he discusses the healthcare debate and calls for more honesty. His response to a reader’s question urges

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Posted in Bible, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politicians and their Lies, Politics and Religion, Progressive Christianity, Readers of the Book, Uncategorized

Exorcism and the Church as “the totality of God’s people.”

We may have just crossed some lunatic fringe. But as when a fever breaks, perhaps this may help to move us towards sanity and real healing. The lunacy was the “minor exorcism” conducted by Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Illinois to

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Posted in Child sex abuse, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Would a temple wear a thong?

This was one of many questions posed by Sr. Anne Smollin CSJ that made the normally quiet, sacred space of the Mystical Rose Oratory ring out with waves of laughter. Sr. Anne is called the “Laughing Nun” for good reason.

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Posted in Grace, Hawaiian Values, Health and Wellness, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Spiritulaity, Uncategorized

Gongs and Cymbals

                         If I speak in human and angelic tongues, but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. 1 Cor 13 Nothing in my own background or education equipped me to deal with this grave

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Posted in Child sex abuse, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Pedophilia, Pope Benedict, Uncategorized, US Bishops, Vatican

Recognizing “Intrinsically Evil Practices”

Earlier this year, Pope Benedict XVI spoke to US Bishops about the need for an “engaged, articulate and well-formed Catholic laity endowed with a strong critical sense” to counter any effort to draw Catholic individuals and institutions into “intrinsically evil

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Posted in Budget, Catholic Politicians, Fighting Poverty, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, Women's Rights, Workers' Rights

From Yule Log to Bûche de Noel

2011: I decided that this was the year to bake and ice a Yule Log. I had watched my mother, the cake artist, do it many times but had never tried making one myself. For starters, I wasn’t sure that

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Posted in Catholic, Christian Politicians, I BLOG, Lay Catholics, Missal Changes, Uncategorized, US Bishops

Solidarity Sunday in Honolulu

Last night in St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Honolulu, a small group gathered to say to our LGBT brothers and sisters that we believe that Christ does not discriminate. There is apparently no room in any of Hawaii’s Catholic churches

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Posted in Aloha, Catholics and Culture, Equality and Faith, Freedom of Religion, I BLOG, Justice, Lay Catholics, LGBT Catholics Hawaii, LGBT Families, Politics and Religion, Uncategorized, US Bishops

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