Filed under: Culture and Catholicism, Vatican II | Tags: Abuse, Atila Sinke Guimaraes, Catholic, Catholic values, Catholicism, Church crisis, crisis, Homosexuality, Is the pope guilty, Kagan, morality, pedophile scandal, priesthood, SSPX, Vatican II
Yes, the Holy Father is guilty in the abuse situation. But not as the World thinks. Not because he personally engaged in sexual misconduct, or because he personally transferred priests to hide their sexual misconduct. Our Holy Father is guilty because he inadvertently fueled the fires of sexual immorality while he was prefect for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. He protected homosexuality theologically, and it was a short step from there to protecting it pastorally, which bishops did, subsequently, in arranging counseling for abusing priests rather than punishment and expulsion. (more…)
Filed under: Books and Movies, Culture and Catholicism, Green Catholics | Tags: Catholic, Catholic church, Catholic science fiction, Catholic values, culture, feminism, fiction, negative population growth, priesthood, science fiction, space colonies, space program
Confession and all fiction has been moved to http://whitelilyfiction.wordpress.com
Filed under: abortion, Culture and Catholicism, depopulation, Green Catholics | Tags: abortion, bilingual, Catholic, grace, priesthood, sidewalk counseling
It was dawn in Chicago, in January. Seven-thirty, the pink was fading and day was showing its fangs: low grey clouds everywhere, and ugly.
There’d been two days well above freezing after Christmas, and the season’s first snow had melted away except in gutters, where the remainder was hard and black as iron. Then it froze up again, and the wind attacked. The bared sidewalks released their secrets: discarded pop bottles and plastic bags that swirled along in the wind like undead creatures in a nightmare. It felt way colder than 12°. Nothing to sweeten this corner, with its filling station, the pancake house, the pharmacy—and the abortion clinic. (more…)
Filed under: Catholic Liturgy | Tags: grace, lets get to heaven, liturgical reform, liturgy, merits of the mass, priesthood, spiritual growth, traditional values, traditionalism, tridentine mass, Vatican II