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2002-04-25
#2002-04-25

Missed seeing my high school friend Ken when he was just in town. He tells me the time for the visit was squeezed by he and Margy attending a gala fund-raiser for a worthy cause.


2002-04-20
#2002-04-20

Who would have thought there could be another Reading Rat besides my recommended reading list? Yet there it is, a used book seller listed on the Advanced Book Exchange and run by Ardythe Basham, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


2002-04-15

SEX AND THE CITY OF GOD

At our parish, our two priests sent a letter to all parishioners

When the issue of child abuse by admittedly a small number of priests first began to surface nearly a decade ago, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee took a strong stand in dealing with it by delineating clear policies. These policies regarding clergy conduct, include the obligation of reporting misconduct to civil authorities, the immediate removal of those involved in such misconduct from positions of trust, as well as the compassionate support and care for the victims of such misconduct. Copies of these policies are available in our parish office for review by any parishioner who wishes to consult them.

Archdiocese fought hard in court

Editor's Journal: The church abuse scandal


2002-04-13

Thanks to Kathy Shaidle for her kind words about The Colonnade, my links list, in her Relapsed Catholic weblog.


Dates on this page are ISO 8601 compliant.

2002-04-13


2002-04-12

The church's ticking clock

2002-04-12


2002-04-08

Priest calls for end to celibacy

He made the call in his homilies over the weekend.

Among the people listening to [Our Lady of Lourdes Pastor Fr. Thomas] Suriano was Sister Mary Howard Johnstone, a member of the five-member commission appointed by Archbishop Rembert Weakland to examine how the archdiocese has handled allegations of sexual abuse of minors by priests.

"I appreciated his message," Johnstone said. "He has named the bigger issue."

Shouldn't the conclusions come after the looking into?

2002-04-08


2002-04-04

HARK! THE HERALD

Gays in the Priesthood

How gay is it?

The Vatican spokesman [Dr. Joaquin Navarro-Valls, the popeís official liaison with the media and a psychiatrist by training] has questioned whether homosexuals can validly be ordained, comparing the situation of a gay priest who may not realize that he is gay to that of a gay man who marries a woman while also unaware of his sexual orientation. Dr. Navarro-Valls pointed out that just as such a marriage can be annulled on the grounds that it was invalid from the start, so, too, the ordination of a gay man might similarly be declared invalid.

A few priests have privately observed that, if this were actually to happen, the Roman Catholic Church might lose two-thirds of its priests under the age of 45 and some bishops as well. At the same time, many of its seminaries could be emptied of all but a handful of students

2002-04-04


2002-04-01

I WILL GO IN TO THE ALTER OF GOD

'A season of hope' and new horizons

RECONSIDERATIONS

The Culture of "Dissent": A Good Friday Meditation by Michael Novak

The Catholic Situation by Amy Wellborn

"Why don't they want us to kneel at Mass?" by Helen Hull Hitchcock

2002-04-01


2002-03-24

Weakland gives priests abuse data

Weakland said that sexual activity with a child who has not reached puberty is very serious and that the perpetrator is "incurable." But he drew a distinction between that and sexual contact between an adult and an older minor.

"Is it (the contact) one instance? Is it a group of instances?" Weakland said. "Everything has to be looked at."

2002-03-24


2002-03-18
#2002-03-18

Where Mickey Kaus sees Clinton's future, I see the past.

Clinton is the best president we've had in a long time. That is the unspoken reason the sex charges haven't received as much play as you might expect. Reporters are patriots, too; it's their dirty little secret. ... Few journalists want to see the president crippled now that he is making some progress cracking large, intractable domestic problems.

"Old News." By Mickey Kaus. The New Republic, March 7, 1994, p. 46.


2002-03-16

SEX AND THE CITY OF GOD

More churches addressing issues of pedophilia, secrecy

2002-03-16


2002-03-01

RECONSIDERATIONS

Milwaukee: Cathedral of Saint John reopens after controversial renovation by Helen Hull Hitchcock

2002-03-01


2002-02-14

HARK! THE HERALD

Dedication a Thoroughly Catholic Ceremony

See sidebar for Cathedral Renovation Chronology.

2002-02-14


February 11-20, 2002

Vacation in London. Bayswater Inn. Flea Market. British Library. Tate Modern. Iolanthe. High tea. Royal Inns of Court. Sunday Mass at Our Lady Queen of Heaven, Queensway. Brampton Oratory.

2002-02-11


2002-02-10

I WILL GO IN TO THE ALTER OF GOD

1,000 attend cathedral's dedication

What a cathedral means

2002-02-10


2002-02-03

I WILL GO IN TO THE ALTER OF GOD

A 'glorious' renovation

2002-02-03


2002-01-28

I WILL GO IN TO THE ALTER OF GOD

Cathedral renovation nearly complete

2002-01-28


2002-01-12

I WILL GO IN TO THE ALTER OF GOD

Sculpture of crown of thorns to adorn cathedral

2002-01-12


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