Church Issues 2010 (from weekly diary ) (see also Church issues 2011)
Recommended: start of bottom of this list and work your way up = follow articles in chronological order
priest risks his job by publicly calling for women priests
- interview with Hans Kung
- scathing report on new missal's mistakes sent to bishops
- Pope Benedict gets the celibacy question backward (ok till last paragraph ..)
- important article on Islam - Christianity relationship
radio program: Donald Cozzens - abuse and other issues (click
- 3 people, two of them sure like big words, but Fr Cozzens easy to understand and program worth listening to for his important sharing.
A lesson in how not to conduct an interview ....so many interruptions......please let us hear more of Fr Cozzens' wisdom!
Church leadership lacking - a most important article
celibacy be optional, not compulsory, for priests?
(excellent program from BBC - includes interview with Bishop Geoff Robinson of Australia)
Matteo Ricci during 400 years of changing papal policies
needs total reform (Bishop Pat Power)
- while people like Bishop Pat are calling for the church to be more humble, more simple, avoiding the trappings of power etc., last week in Washington D.C. a U.S. cardinal said a Tridentine Mass with all the trappings, including a 20 yard (!) "superman" cape - see especially the second picture in this report
- this BBC report on Toyota has many similarities to present church situation: problems, unwillingness to change etc
- open letter from Hans Kung to Catholic bishops ....."must read" (if print is too small, increase "100%" at bottom right of screen)
- Turn this dreadful moment into a graced moment (Fr Michael Ryan)
of the future will be smaller?
- Reflections of Fr W. Steckling, OMI leader
- Is middle ground possible? (John Allen)
- Bishops: "sorry"; Vatican: "idle gossip"
- 50,000 protestants at Vatican October 31?
- a Year of Shame? (by a former priest)
- Pope should resign?
the record straight on Benedict and the crisis - John Allen
- Italy next - Guardian- Trying to make sense of the whole business - John Allen (an unusually strong article by his standards)
- Ratzinger's Responsibility - Hans Kung
- Kung's full statement re compulsory celibacy
- Celibacy linked to abuse - Kung
Previous items re new missal:
site of new missal
- with many samples of changes
to try to stop new book
(I have signed it ....hope others will too)
lines in liturgy wars
(this whole issue is about....p o w e r)
|What if priests refuse to use new book? ...a good idea....||NCR Interview with Fr Ryan|
|Background info 01||Background info 02||Humpty Dumpty at Vatican - Asian anxiety|
Cardinal Zen's comments need grain of salt