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Archive for March 5th, 2013

NYT: U.S. Catholics in Poll See a Church Out of Touch

With cardinals now in Rome preparing to elect Benedict’s successor, the poll indicated that the church’s hierarchy had lost the confidence and allegiance of many American Catholics. They like their priests and nuns, but many feel that the bishops and cardinals do not understand their lives.

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Liturgical Views of the Papabili: Cardinal John Onaiyekan

“If my God is there in front of me, I want to be able to display my joy dancing energetically: that’s what believers do in Africa.”

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Re-Reading Sacrosanctum Concilium: Article 35

Continuing their discussion of the norms arising from the didactic and pastoral character of the Liturgy, the Council Fathers offer four directives in the reform of the liturgical books.


Catholic Church and Today’s World: Two Views

“I do think there’s a real big crisis in the Church, and it actually feels a bit like 1989…” – Diarmaid MacCulloch
“Viewed theologically, the church is already ‘open’.” – Cardinal Cottier

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It’s so very far to Rome…

What’s taking the German cardinals?

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