Friday, 23 May 2014

We Are Church: Leaders Excommunicated

Martha & Gert Holzer

My immediate thoughts yesterday, when I heard that Gert and Martha Holzer had been excommunicated, was why did it take so long and why only them. The Holzer’s are leading figures in the international movement We Are Church and they were informed by Bishop Manfred Scheuer at their home of their excommunication.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Bishop Wants Taboo Free Discussions

Bishop Galantino
Photo from: California Catholic Daily

The Tablet reported earlier this week that Bishop Galantino, the Secretary General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference, had said: “I don’t identify with the expressionless person who stands outside the abortion clinic reciting their rosary, but with young people, who are still against this practice, but are instead fighting for quality of life, their health, their right to work.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Angola Prison Hospice

Louisiana State Penitentiary
Photo: Wikipedia

I came across this wonderful documentary about the Hospice at the maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary, also known as Angola, thanks to the “Careful” Blog. It highlights how inmates volunteer to participate in the provision of end of life care for fellow inmates.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Coercion Dolled Up As Civil Rights

Photo from MercatorNet

When you criticise gay marriage, you’re not just criticising gay marriage, you’re challenging a new moral framework carved out by those who apparently know better than us what our private lives and relationships should and shouldn’t look like. You’re not just an opponent of gay marriage - you’re a moral heretic whose very thoughts and behaviour are seen as deviant, as running counter to a new, apparently better kind of morality.

Joe Biden - It's A Jewish Conspiracy

I came across this video by ChurchMilitant.TV today and decided to share it with you in order to hear your comments / reactions to its content.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Eucharist - Increased Lay Role

The second reading of the Office of Readings for today is an extract from the First Apology in Defence of Christians written by Saint Justin Martyr in about 155 AD. The first paragraph highlights just how clearly the early Christians understood who may or may not share in the Eucharist.