The process is now underway to find a full-time president and CEO.
By Peter Hünermann. From Women Deacons? Essays with Answers, ed. Phyllis Zagano
“We need to truly understand this: in life not all is black on white or white on black. No! The shades of gray prevail in life.”
Many of the winning books will be of interest to Pray Tell readers.
Reading Cipriano Vagaggini’s essay “The Ordination of Deaconesses in the Greek and Byzantine Traditions” has prompted me to reflect on the difficulties posed in mounting historical arguments of either side in the debate, and what might count as sufficient historical precedent in changing Church practice.
How often do we and our assemblies view gathering as a mere sociological happening? Or perhaps as a mere prelude to worship? How often do we reflect on our gathering as playing a role in a / the eschatological drama?
It is interesting that SCL is meeting in an architecturally contemporary setting, and that Saturday features a Spanish-language track.
Bishop Long of Parramatta in Australia sees in the Second Vatican Council a new paradigm. Re-launching the Council means that “it is time not of fearful retreat, disengagement and self-referential pomp, but of accompaniment and engagement.”
I wonder how our instinctual distrust of the words spoken by so many people public figures colors the way most people hear the words spoken in and by the Church.
I propose that ad Christum replace the terms versus populum and ad orientem as it describes the doctrinal and liturgical principle that the Church has retained throughout history more accurately.