Saturday, November 03, 2018

Sr. Vassa Larin on Fr. Robert Taft, SJ

One Year Later

LifeSiteNews: One year later, Fr. Weinandy reflects on his groundbreaking letter to Pope Francis

(originally published at the Catholic Thing)

The Problem Is Not Clericalism

Clergy sex abuse on the rise again, and church leaders are ignoring why, sociologist says

Efforts to address clergy abuse must acknowledge both “the recent increase of abuse amid growing complacency” and the 'very strong probability' that the surge in abuse in past and present is 'a product, at least in part, of the past surge and present concentration of homosexual men in the Catholic priesthood.'
NCReg: Synod Reflections From Down Under: Interview With Archbishop Anthony Fisher by Edward Pentin
Dominican archbishop praises the will of those involved to bring young people closer to Christ and his Church, the general mood of the meeting, and the contributions of the young auditors.

Bishop Irenei on Primacy

OrthoChristian: PRIMACY AND IDENTITY by Bishop Irenei (Steenberg)
A Response to ‘First Without Equals’ and the Tragedy of Deficient Ecclesiology

John 20:21-22

Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” \And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.”

If we assume that this correlates to Genesis and other passages in the Old Testament pertaining to the creation of man, and is therefore an act of the new creation, to what does this act of breathing on the apostles correspond? Baptism? (There is an unsettled question as to if and when the apostles were baptized in water.) Or, if they had been baptized in water before the death and resurrection of Christ, a completion of that baptism as Christ had not died and been resurrected yet?