Monday, April 1, 2002

April 2002

This is a placeholder post linking to this month's entries in the pre-Blogger format.



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.





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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 popeĆ­s 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