24th April 2013
…but not on tumblr. I’ve gotten involved in a Catholic community over on Wordpress, so I’ll be putting everything I write over there now. I hope all of you will continue to read me, as I will still be checking out the goings-on over here on a consistent basis. The link to my new blog is here.
Also, congrats to Q on her pregnancy! So exciting!
26th March 2013
Every time I see someone with the HRC symbol as their profile pic, especially if they’re Catholic, my heart weeps a bit.
8th December 2012
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Those living near either coast can always use more fish wrap LOL.
I’m not even sure I’d want it to touch something I’m going to eat.
4th December 2012
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My feeling is that Christopher West has become famous because he started discussing the Theology of the Body, which is extremely appealing topic. The difficulty is that, in the meantime, he became so famous that I do believe he has become much too self-assured and has lost sight of the extreme sensitivity of the topic.”
This is “very troubling” because what she calls the “intimate sphere” is something “very mysterious, very profound, something that has a direct relationship with God.”
“My feeling is that his vocabulary and his way of approaching it totally lacks reverence.”
“Reverence is the key to purity,” she told CNA.” The intimate sphere “is not a topic of public discussion” but is “extremely serious.”
“It seems to me that his presentation, his vocabulary, the vulgarity of things that he uses are things that simply indicate that even though he might have good intentions he has derailed and is doing a lot of harm.”
Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, in this article (via getmetoanunnery)
This is why many bishops have actually asked West to cease his ministry. It’s important to remember that the sexual revolution isn’t the result of a yearning for deeper truth, but the continuation of the puritanism of the past, just with a twist. Authentic, Catholic expression of sexuality is something completely different.
3rd December 2012
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I know the Church has given the NCR slaps on the wrist before, but now they’ve gone way too far. I have no doubt swift action will be taken. Here’s hoping Sean Michael Winters and John C. Allen find more reputable papers for which to write.
3rd December 2012
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Everyone deserves to have love in their life, to have an intimate partner, a spouse, someone to share their heart with, someone to share their life with, to make a family with.
I don’t care how much they argue against it, at the end of the day a person wants to come home to love, not a heartless…
Just a couple points about your argument here:
1. Infertility is something that can, and has, been overcome. Mary is a wonderful example of this, as we will celebrate on this coming Saturday. Although her parents were elderly and afraid they could no longer have children, Mary’s father asked God to bless them with a child. God answered his prayer and then some, giving him not only a child, but one conceived without sin. Today, men and women have still been able to overcome infertility, through both prayer and science (NaPro Technology is one of the more common methods). It is improbable for an infertile couple to conceive. It is impossible for a same-sex couple to conceive. This explains why infertile couples are allowed to get married and same-sex couples can not.
2. You speak of the loneliness of celibacy. I think most priests and religious would disagree with you on this point. Certainly periods of loneliness can be felt by those called to a celibate vocation, but it’s important to remember that they and the rest of us have one companion who is always with us and will never abandon us: God. I know parables like the footsteps in the sand and all that are a bit played out and kitschy, but they are making a good point. God will never abandon us. As dark and lonely as things may seem he’s always with us to light the way. We just have to follow it, even if it leads to a place that society may look down on or with which we may struggle, God will always be there to lead us through it.
3rd December 2012
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It’s been a longtime Catholic practice dating back before the reformation for the laity to take communion under one species. It is still practiced in Europe and I would assume much of the Catholic world. I personally only take communion in the species of bread. Point being, you can hardly criticize this bishop’s actions without implicitly criticizing a longstanding Catholic practice. I don’t know, I think tradition is important to look at here.
I cannot describe the level of furious I am right now. I know that Christ is fully present in whatever species happens to be given to the congregation, but for a bishop to suddenly decide to withhold the BLOOD OF CHRIST because he believes that people aren’t reverent enough…
“In a letter to priests Monday, Morlino said the change was needed to deepen laypeople’s reverence for the Eucharist, the Catholic term for communion.”
Oh you mean we’ll show how special the Eucharist it is by limiting the occasions where we can consume it? Oh you mean that’s the way evangelicals consume communion, and not Catholics?
Something tells me the bishop will be consuming the Precious Blood every day… but he’s special I guess.
The priests and folks with Celiac’s Disease are the only people who can consume the Precious Blood. I spoke to a friend in Madison who said this priest legit STOPS THE MASS DURING CONSECRATION and explains how “you can’t have the wine”.
Fuck these people. These godless, elitist jerks run our church. COOL!
Seriously though, repent bro. Read the prophets. Jesus isn’t down with this behavior.
What the hell!? This isn’t remaining true to Christ or his institution of the Eucharist. This is sad. :(
Did anyone realize this article is over a year old? Get some updated information before you wet yourselves over this.
I understand that it is an old article, but it is still disturbing and annoying. I don’t think it’s faithful to Christ’s original intention in the institution of the Blessed Sacrament. People have abused the Eucharistic wine since day one (Just look at the crazy Corinthians). Christ knew that this would happen, he foresaw people’s abuse and irreverence, and yet He still gave His blood to us. What a humble savior we have. He is so willing to suffer at the hands of sinners if it means that those who love him will be able to receive him.
Agreed. My home diocese actually just started offering the Most Precious Blood to the laity a few years ago. Here in Austria, it’s never offered. This is simply the tradition of the Catholic Church, something that should be taken quite seriously. Obviously there are practical issues, such as gluten intolerance (which I find occurs much more in the US than in Europe, interestingly enough). If your diocese offers Christ’s Blood, then that’s fine. If it doesn’t, than that’s fine too. What’s important is that we don’t allow this decision to color our feeling towards the Church or the hierarchy.
3rd December 2012
Archbishop Chaput, throwing down some truth-bombs
29th November 2012
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Although my faith is sometimes challenged intellectually and spiritually by non-believers of all stripes, I don’t think I’d every be able to let it go. One significant reason is articles like this. The author of the book reviewed here and many of the commenters on the article seem to view children with down syndrome not as valuable human beings like you or I, but as defective products that ought to be discarded in favor of a more optimal model. I can not understand this mindset.