An interesting article in Thursday’s New York Times about the new generation of gender activists, who define themselves beyond the older LGBT categories and name themselves as queer or gender-nonconforming, etc.
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These women have been through periods of spiritual dryness, suffered with problems of self-image, experienced great joy, and read many books. Their spiritualities are diverse, but all generous and realistic, even practical. They go to adoration to enhance their discernment of the presence of Christ in the Eucharist, and to develop their intimate and personal relationship with Jesus. They eat and drink the flesh and blood of Christ at the celebration at least once a week to share the cup of the sorrows and joys of the world with the whole community, living and dead, and to prepare themselves to serve.
“You’ve got a generation now that is looking for more commitment and greater certitude, and strangely enough, more discipline and clearer teachings. Modernity now for young people is old-fashioned.” Fr. Kramer, pastor of the Extraordinary Form parish in Rome
Emergent — emerging — emergence worship fascinates me, though I’m never quite sure how much it represents an act of retrieval, how much a creative appropriation and inculturation of liturgy, and how much the idiosyncratic whims of communities. . . .
“The end of conventional church isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Christianity after religion, a faith renewed by the experience of God’s spirit, is closer to what Jesus hoped for his followers than the scandalous division, politics, and enmity we have now.” – Diana Butler Bass
Music Ministry Alive is a 5-day summer liturgical music institute for high school and college age youth (and adults as well!), celebrating its 14th year. The theme this summer is “Breathe Your Spirit Unto Us,” celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.
3. Refit traditional services with guitars and muffins, but change nothing else.
6.Use the phrase “does not condone” as much as possible.
I was first drawn to Bryan Spinks’ book The Worship Mall because I’ve been wrestling with the reality that so many of my friends and family have either left the Catholic Church or stopped attending any religious service. I have been trying to understand their decision.
I take it as given that it is a good thing to gather a million-and-a-half young people from around the world to pray with each other and with the Supreme Pontiff. My question is whether it is possible to celebrate the Eucharist in a worthy manner at such an event.