Tag: holy orders

Delayed Reaction

This morning someone commented on an entry I posted July 31. “Dude, you were raised lutheran, you were an agnostic and now you think you’re like, what, the pope’s right hand man? Take it from this cradle catholic and quit judging people. Don’t think you can just crash the party and start playing the records …

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Break From Politics

I’ve had far too much about politics here of late, so here’s something Church-related. A yet-to-be released report to the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) has found that 55% of priests in Australia believe that optional, rather than obligatory celibacy would be appropriate for priests in the Catholic Church. A further 16% of priests said …

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It's Official

The Anglican Church has jumped the shark. Anglican Church agrees to reality-TV program ‘Priest IdolÂ’ The Anglican Church in England has jumped into the fray of reality TV in the hopes of reviving a dying church. The Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Lundwood in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, has a congregation of only nine, mainly aging, …

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Real Men

A New Breed of Priest; My Kind of Priest In general, … the “John Paul priests” are less supportive than older colleagues of optional celibacy, women priests, the democratic elections of bishops and greater lay leadership, according to numerous surveys. They show less tolerance for dissent against church teachings. And they are more apt to …

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Idiot Box

Churches Go Commercial To Spread Their Message TV Campaigns Bring Denominations to Homes By Alan Cooperman, Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, July 11, 2004; Page A01 "What burst into the Cleveland marketing executive's head that night in January 2002, however, was not a message from the Almighty. It was a slogan for a television advertising …

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