Friday, November 09, 2007
S. Baltimore pastor joined by Episcopal priest during Mass
Archbishop Edwin F. O'Brien personally ordered the Rev. Ray Martin, who has led the Catholic Community of South Baltimore for five years, to resign from the three churches and sign a statement yesterday apologizing for "bringing scandal to the church."
Sean Caine, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, said this was one example of repeated administrative and liturgical offenses Martin had committed in more than a year.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
November 8, 2007 firstname.lastname@example.org
FRONT ROYAL, VA — The Rev. Thomas J. Euteneuer, STL, president of Human Life International, (HLI) today published an “open letter” to Father Thomas J. Brennan, SJ, who declared that he was a homosexual during a student Mass, admitting that it was one of “the worst kept secrets” on campus.
Father Euteneuer’s response, “Homosexual Jesuit Needs Refresher Course in Priestly Love” was published in his weekly email newsletter, Spirit & Life, available Thursday after 3:00 PM EST on the HLI website (http://www.hli.org/). The letter called for Brennan to apologize to his congregation.
Father Euteneuer said, “There is something just plain wrong about abusing people’s trust in the priesthood in such a public way, and since you chose to ‘go public’ with this matter, a public response to your outrageous ‘outing’ is merited.”
“First of all,” Father Euteneuer said, “Holy Mass is not a forum for your self-expression. You chose the sacred liturgy and the pulpit reserved for preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ as the launching pad for your personal testament to homosexuality … You’ve read the same documents I’ve read about the liturgy, and none of them say the liturgy is your personal stage.”
He continued, “[Celibacy] is a form of Christian chastity to which you and I are called, and I trust that you are faithful to it. … A heterosexual celibate renounces his natural desire for wife and children in order to embrace the Bride of Christ in a direct spousal relationship. A homosexual celibate renounces an unholy desire for members of the same sex: that is a renunciation of a disorder, not the embrace of a Bride.
“When even a celibate priest chooses to go public about his homosexual identity as an expression of ‘diversity’ or ‘pride’, the faithful are rightfully confused and scandalized. Not only do you owe them an apology, you owe them a better example of priesthood. They deserve a priest who is clear about the Church’s doctrine about homosexual acts and who teaches it unambiguously. … If you do not clearly witness the Church’s teaching about your own vocation, how can you teach others to be faithful to theirs?”
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
7:30pm Concert UPPER CHURCH
- Council for a Parliament of the World’s Religions
- Fellowship of Reconciliation
- Institute on Religion and Public Policy
- The Interfaith Alliance
- The Interfaith Center of New York
- Interfaith Climate Change Network
- International Committee for the Peace Council
- The International Interfaith Center
- Interfaith Voices for Peace and Justice
- The National Religious Partnership for the Environment
- The North American Interfaith Network (NAIN) (Our Assistant Director, Mike Goggin, is the current Chairperson of the NAIN Board of Directors!)
- The Pluralism Project at Harvard University
- The Rumi Forum for Interfaith Dialogue
- Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding
- Temple of Understanding
- United Religions Initiative
- United States Conference of Religions for Peace
- World Conference of Religions for Peace
Tsunami Dialogue -Cardinal McCarrick participates
Can. 1205 Sacred places are those which are designated for divine worship or for the burial of the faithful by a dedication or a blessing which the liturgical books prescribe for this purpose.
Can. 1210 Only those things which serve the exercise or promotion of worship, piety, or religion are permitted in a sacred place; anything not consonant with the holiness of the place is forbidden. In an individual case, however, the ordinary can permit other uses which are not contrary to the holiness of the place.
Can. 1214 By the term church is understood a sacred building designated for divine worship to which the faithful have the right of entry for the exercise, especially the public exercise, of divine worship.
Can. 1221 Entry to a church is to be free and gratuitous during the time of sacred celebrations.
ALTARS (Code of Canon Law)
A Celebration of the Sacred in Song, Dance and Chant
(at Washington Hebrew Congregation )
Question: Should an event like this be held in the Shrine?
Prayer to Mary Help of Christians
Dear Mother, Help of Christians, we come to you in confidence with our needs and like the sons and daughters of St. John Bosco, relying on your unfailing help. Bring us all to your Son and guide our hearts to bless the work of the Salesian Priests, Brothers and Sisters,as you protected their founder in his great work for the Church. Amen.
May all do the ordaining will of the FATHER!
Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee
Cardinal Francis George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago
Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky
Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport
Cardinal Justin Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia
Bishop Dennis Schnurr of Duluth
Bishop Donald Trautman of Erie
Bishop Allen Vigneron of Oakland
Lay Catholics call for greater civility in American political debate
Prominent Catholics Call for Civility in Politics
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good (Wash.,D.C.)
Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good -Commentators
Catholic Culture Review--Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good- **RATINGS** -FIDELITY -DANGER!
The Common Good - Newsletter (Aug. '07)
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
The clinic members were on hand to handle any possible issues that might come up during the evaluations as well as to hold a microchip clinic, according to Robin Degatina, a pet clinic technician. Dr. Kristy Clopton explained what microchipping does for an owner.
Pretty soon we'll see these 'clinics' being held at our local hospitals and doctor offices'...maybe even on those dr./medical channels on the tvs located in the reception areas.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Wizard waves a rainbow flag
Renewed calls for ban on 'Harry Potter' over witchcraft, homosexuality
Can't Rowling just be quiet?
That's the way it works in fiction. Characters tell their creators who they are and what they're going to do, not the other way round. Any novel worth reading "gets away" from the writer, with characters doing and saying things that may be completely contrary to the author's intentions.
At a later point in the Carnegie Hall event, Rowling said, "The Potter books in general are a prolonged argument for tolerance, a prolonged plea for an end to bigotry, and I think it's one of the reasons some people don't like the books."
Anyone who has read the books with pleasure, as I have, knows this to be true. Prejudice runs like an evil spell through the series, with Muggles and wizards looking down on one another, while elves are forced into virtual domestic slavery, and other magical creatures — giants, centaurs — are pushed to the margins of existence by the dominant group. Rowling's satirical intent is clear.