Tag: Vatican

On desecrating church.

Last week, I was part of an Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. I am a choir director at a Catholic parish, which is a member of a local interfaith association, and this service is something we do every year around Thanksgiving. It was a beautiful thing: churches of many denominations came together—Catholic, Anglican, Methodist, Nazarene, and more—and …

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On a forbidden subject.

Our Church, among other things, is an institution, and in that it is structured and authoritative. The institutional aspect of the Church is a precious gift any thoughtful Catholic appreciates, but it also can be a challenge to defend and a burden to carry. It has its quirks and, as everything human, it has its …

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On unregulated grace

I speak relatively little about policy. I speak about faith. But there is much happening in the Catholic Church today — much good, but very much strife as well, and the past couple of months my world has been fairly filled with the ongoing conflict between the Vatican and the, let’s say, “modern-thinking” elements of …

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