Category Archives: Change in the Catholic Church

Religion and Culture – The Bishops’ call to defend “our most cherished freedom.”

To get a handle on the relationship between religion and culture, I would like to point out who we are as Christians, state what I take religion and culture to be, express the relationship between these two terms, take a … Continue reading

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An Improbable Message on The Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

The Reading – Lk. 1:57 – 66, 80 When the time arrived for Elizabeth to have her child she gave birth to a son. Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown his great mercy toward her, and … Continue reading

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ

Background – What’s in a name or A rose by any other name would smell just as sweet.  Since at least the 13th century this feast day was entitled Corpus Christi, simply translated, that would be the Body of Christ.  … Continue reading

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Session 25 – Held on Sunday, April 15, 2012

Summer Plans The last meeting of the Scripture Study Group will be held on Sunday, May 6.  When CCD begins for 2012 – 13, the Study Group will pick up at the point in Genesis where we left off on … Continue reading

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Session 23 – Held on Sunday, Mar 25, 2012

Highlights from Last Week’s Discussion Mark mentioned sharing what we are doing with some of his friends.  This led to a discussion of what makes our gatherings meaningful.  I acknowledged the role that I play but what really seemed to … Continue reading

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Session 21 – Held on Sunday, Mar 11, 2012

Why am I here?  Why do I go to church? Perhaps because of my leading questions, our group’s discussions can be divided into two general topics; a response to what happened the previous week and the scripture passage for the … Continue reading

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Session 18 Part I – Held on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012

Changes in life, changes in our Church As the heading indicates our group continued but broadened their discussion of the changes in our church.  The discussion was lively and included such topics as the changes instituted by Vatican II, nuns … Continue reading

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Session 17 Part I – Held on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012

Part I – Change in Life, in our Church Since the topic of change occupied a significant part of our group’s discussion last Sunday, I thought it best to create two posts, the first of which will deal only with … Continue reading

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