Sunday, September 27, 2009

Breaking News:Church can reject gays, single mums

Gay rights advocates have criticised slated changes to Victoria's equal opportunity laws that will continue to allow religious organisations to discriminate against gays and single parents.
State Attorney-General Rob Hulls says a new Equal Opportunity Bill will be introduced into parliament next year.
Under the changes, religious groups will no longer be able to discriminate on the grounds of race, disability, age, physical features, political belief or breastfeeding
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Friday, September 25, 2009

From Detroit to Rome 'Wrong Call Papa!!!

Hierarchs and lower-archs in the church


Once again Thomas Gumbleton, Retired Bishop of Detroit has provided some solid theology and a mild rebuke to the emerging culture of "reform' coming from the Vatican. His

In recent weeks, Pope Benedict XVI -- every Wednesday he gives a talk to thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square every Sunday from his window in the Vatican Palace; he blesses the crowd down in the square and speaks briefly -- in one of those talks recently, because he has made this what he calls the “Year of Priests,” he told the crowd that Mary, the Blessed Mother, had (and these are his words) “a special affection for priests as her sons because they are more similar to Jesus.” In other words, the ordained priest, just by being ordained, has a status that puts him apart from, and obviously above, others in the church.

Now that isn’t the way of Jesus. At the Last Supper, what did he do? He got down and washed the disciples’ feet, but he was celebrating what we think of as the first Eucharist. He wasn’t presiding, overseeing; he was acting as a servant. He had given up power; he didn’t need power like that, the world’s power. And here were are, now they’re talking about putting the altar rail back so there’s a barrier between the priest and the people, make sure the priest is above and better, holier. Not true!0

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Mass movement in the Church

And Also With You: Is the New English Version of the Mass a Betrayal of Vatican II? by Paul Collins.

Click here to view a copy of the pamphlet (It is also available in hard copy).

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Befriending a Vengeful God
Sunday 24 October 2004
Presented by David Busch

Summary
One of the rising stars of Catholic theology, Father James Alison of England, re-thinks the atonement - the death of Jesus as the means of salvation.
A short documentary about James Alison produced by Trinity Institute, New York City