Saturday, June 22, 2013

Papal statements boring, says Pope

Pope nixes 'boring' practice of reading text to students, uses Q&A, by Carol Glatz, Catholic News Service, Milwaukee Catholic Herald [Q. Today's students in Jesuit schools would be bored by listening a 1,250 word address from the Pope? A. If a Jesuit Pope says so, who are we to disagree.]

Commitment to Catholic education remains strong in Random Lake, by Steve Wideman, Milwaukee Catholic Herald. "After 128 years of providing Catholic education to children in Random Lake, Our Lady of the Lakes elementary school shut its doors for good Wednesday [June 12th]."

Fortnight for Freedom Fourteen Ideas [pdf] by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, at Wisconsin Catholic Conference ["3. Invite a local or national figure to speak to your parish on religious liberty." Hurry while there's still an audience who might not be bored even if the Pope is the speaker.]

Capuchins admit mishandling Wisconsin sex abuse cases in new audit, by Annysa Johnson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel [Our Archdiocese's latest posted accountability statement [pdf], on page 4, again tries to give the (implausible) impression that our Archbishops could not and cannot demand more accountability from religious orders.]

Bishops' Letter in Support of Federal Immigration Reform [pdf] at Wisconsin Catholic Conference. "Our nation must answer several questions." [Like: How much confidence do we have in the bishops' judgment?]

Shifting plates in Rome and Tehran; Francis in Brazil; and St. John Paul, by John L. Allen Jr., All Things Catholic, National Catholic Reporter

What is Really behind the Music 'Style Wars'? A question of Function, Holiness and Hermeneutics, by Susan Benofy, at Adoremus Bulletin.

Call Your Mother! The Why, What, and How of Marian Piety, by Kevin M. Clarke, Lay Witness

Casa Maria Newsletter [doc] June 2013, on Faith and Resistance, in this case to mining frac sand.

Association of U.S. Catholic Priests Assembly, June 24-27, 2013, University of Seattle

8 Reasons We Can’t Wait For Jesus To Come Back, Slideshow, The Onion

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