Monthly Archives: May 2010

“for reasons of health,”


“”for reasons of health,” a euphemism for sexual abuse used within the church…”   This quote appeared in an article distributed by the AP on May 30, 2010.  I found it on http://www.foxnews.com   I know it is not a euphemism because … Continue reading

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A, “you serve me” attitude”.


When thinking about where it is that some priests get the attitude that plays out in a ‘you serve me’ belief, (the antithesis of Christianity), I am forced to endure horrible thoughts of being a seminarian.  At the seminary priests … Continue reading

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Who is served?


In today’s gospel John & James ask Jesus to sit at his right and left in the kingdom.  Jesus tells them it is not for him to give but they will drink from his cup.  The other apostles grumble and … Continue reading

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bishops have learned…


This is encouraging to me but every time something about the understanding of the issue of sexual abuse by the clergy gives me encouragement I end up disappointed.  Here is an excerpt of what Bishop Blase J. Cupich, head of the bishops’ committee … Continue reading

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The silence is deafening


I sent two bishops and a cardinal archbishop my letter from a few posts ago.  To use a tired old cliché, the silence is deafening.  Am I surprised?  No.  Am I disappointed?  Yes.  The idea entered my consciousness of sending … Continue reading

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VIVA IL PAPA!!!


The pontiff agrees that the sexual abuse problem is within the Church and stated so emphatically.  Now maybe something positive will happen.  Viva il Papa!!! When the top guy says, ENOUGH!, and instructs the hierarchy to stop blaming other entities … Continue reading

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Atonement and the Body of Christ


A letter, a letter with faulty theology, appeared in the diocese news paper.  The writer took offence to being asked by the bishops of England and Wales.  Because she didn’t do anything wrong in the sexual abuse debauchery she doesn’t think … Continue reading

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