Tag: who am i to judge

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In honor of this special day, I thought I’d write a brief (edit: I tried to keep it brief, I really did!) response to a post @westernchauvinist put together some time ago. Here, she asked the Ricochetti what it would take to bring them back to church. Though it elicited many thoughts at the time, I’m finally getting back to you, WC.

Excepting the funeral masses I’ve worked this year, this has been the first I attended all year – before I’m accused of being one of those who steals the seats of you regular attendees during the holidays, I’ll admit that I haven’t gone to a Christmas Mass in years. I wasn’t raised in the Catholic Church, but I’ve known for some time that the church of my mother’s family is the one I belong to, and that any return to a hospital for sinners would be to a Catholic hospital.

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The title to this post are the words of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer 23), which were proclaimed at mass this past weekend. And they certainly apply to the worst kept secret in the Catholic Church today – predatory homosexuals in the hierarchy and priesthood, headlined by the multiple reports (NYTimes1, NYTimes2, WaPo1, WaPo2) on the […]

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In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells us “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil”. So why is it that Pope Francis puts out so many confusing statements? His latest has to do with the Chilean sexual abuse crisis. More

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