Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday called on bishops from around the world to revive the Christian faith among those who have forgotten or abandoned it.
The Church needs a new ‚Äúmissionary dynamic‚ÄĚ of lay people and must pay ‚Äúparticular attention (to) baptized people who do not live according to the requirements of the baptism,‚ÄĚ he said as 262 bishops wound up a three-week huddle that broached all major issues and crises shaking the 2,000-year-old institution.
Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs....
This is an interesting quote from a bishop all the Catholic lite version Church, " JOHN HARROWER: Now it took them to 2004, you know, it wasn't easy to get there. And so with the royal commission, it's one of the things that I would commend to be encouraging of institutions to look beyond our institutional survival and our fear of you know, litigation, that somebody's going to take us to the cleaners, to be concerned for one and other as human beings.". Excerpt from, Tasmanian bishop disappointed with Hutchins' response to abuse survivor ..
This looks like it would be an interesting movie which is going to be shown on ABC--ABC Australia. I don't also they are going to stream it over the Internet are not. Ireland's Lost Babies excerpt from the article, "The movie Philomena told the story of Philomena Lee, who was forced by the Catholic Church to give up her son for adoption. It showed her journey with journalist Martin Sixsmith to find her child 50 years later." Should Roman Catholicism Be Considered a Christian Religion?
Sydney lawyer and child abuse victim John Ellis is awarded the National Civil Justice Award. "Laura Tchilinguirian spoke to Sydney based lawyer, Dr Andrew Morrison, who represented John Ellis in his legal battle with the Church. The Australian Lawyers Alliance says John Ellis was awarded the National Civil Justice Award for leading the fight to make the Catholic Church accountable for the actions of its clergy and staff. The Alliance say his personal litigation was part of the catalyst that led to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse."
"The NSW Police Integrity Commission is investigating the possible misconduct of senior police officer, Inspector Elizabeth Cullen, who says it wasn't her responsibility to report sexual abuse cases during the six years she sat on an internal panel of the Catholic church." from the above news story that has a transcript with it.
David Shoebridge wrote: It became apparent that there was a formal memorandum of understanding between the police and the church we saw this police officer engaged on the internal church committee. And then when we asked for the details of the evidence that had been given to that police officer, we were told that there was a protocol in place that either all the evidence was returned by the police officer or anything that was retained by the police was shredded.
s c wrote: Francis, the talking "pope" (hoggardism) stated: "Clerics must also apply ‚Äúnew methods, a new language that suits different cultures‚ÄĚ in their bid for a ‚Äúnew evangelism,‚ÄĚ he said during a closing mass at Saint Peter‚Äôs. ..." If only he would try out the blueprint in the real Bible. Then they wouldn't need "relevant, new" methods. It's really so simplistic: Faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
sc, I looked over your comment again, and saw that it was quite good. I think this is a useful addition to it, Who is a Roman Catholic?
Things have been going a little slowly down under, so I gave you the above 4 reading. I may have reported on what was happening in Chicago earlier, but this gives more detail and the old Chicago bishop I should say archbishop has been replaced today, so it should be brought up again