Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The Latest From The Archdiocese Of Sodom & Gomorrah
And not a peep from the fearless Archbishop

Here's a bit from The California Catholic Daily; (Emphasis mine) “The possibilities of a post-Vatican II Church”
Speakers for upcoming Northern California Lay Convocation not exactly models of orthodoxy

For the second consecutive year, Catholics in Northern California will gather at the University of San Francisco to discuss how to increase lay involvement in the Church. The Northern California Lay Convocation on Sept. 6 will focus on three priorities identified by last year’s convocation –
how to form pastoral councils, giving effective homilies, and finding a place for women’s voices in the liturgy.

Organizers of the convocation – “Bringing Voice to Faith” – expect 400 attendees, said the Aug. 4 Catholic Voice, the newspaper of the Oakland diocese. The convocation will feature two speakers: Mark F. Fischer, a faculty member at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo and an expert on pastoral councils, and Sister Eloise Rosenblatt, a member of the progressive-leaning Sisters of Mercy, Burlingame, and a “feminist theologian.”

Sister Eloise also addressed last year’s convocation. In her talk she noted that “some of the hotly debated issues” she had heard “involve substantive unresolved questions of Church life – women’s incorporation in ministry and decision making, the survival of the priesthood and the rule of celibacy, the Church’s teaching on human sexuality, laity having a voice in the selection of local bishops... protecting freedom of speech... promotion of a collegial and collaborative leadership style between hierarchy and laity with genuine consultation with laity” on a variety of issues.

5 Comments:

Blogger Unitas said...

Y'know, why don't they just save themselves and us the trouble and go make their own damn Church?

It's what they want anyway.

1:27 AM  
Blogger Simplex Vir said...

Good Point Unitas. If'n you don't like the way it is and you want to control it more and decide who can be your Bishop. There is a place for you over at the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd Baptist Church. Hell be a trend setter and start the 4th Baptist Church.

Wait I got the best new name for your religion.

C.R.A.P. (Catholics Refusing the Authority of the Pope)

There are so many!

6:16 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Orthodoxae said...

What they want is called "protestantism".

2:47 PM  
Blogger Joe of St. Thérèse said...

If they want to be protestant, by all means (anyone for a dissovling of the Archdiocese of S and G?), I want the purification of the Church :)

12:06 AM  
Blogger Arkanabar T'verrick Ilarsadin said...

I'd rather see that archdiocese reformed. Surely the Church is in need of reform at all times, and to some degree in all places. San Francisco is surely a place where the need is most overt. Saint Francis, Ora Pro Nobis!

10:21 PM  

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