Sharp traditional distinctions between male and female that formed traditional Catholic theology over centuries have dissolved in recent times challenging church teachings.
Today’s selection from Wisdom sounds like a playground war: “Get him! He thinks he’s too smart! Goody two-shoes, just you wait and see!” (There should probably be all kinds of “$##¡@&**@!” representing the colorful language used by our preteen perpetrators.)
Preview: For 50 years, Perfectae Caritatis has been a guide for religious to both return to their deep roots and adapt to the contemporary world.
If you have watched reruns of the TV series "M*A*S*H," you might remember the scenes where the medical staff performs triage each time a helicopter arrives with more wounded from the Korean War. After they do a quick visual evaluation, the staff assesses each patient's physical condition and assigns their treatment to the medical professional best suited to help them.
Some 500 Catholic activists from around the globe will converge on Philadelphia for a conference to press for women's rights in the church -- one week before Pope Francis arrives.
The Peace Pulpit: "The poor, the vulnerable, the homeless, those in exile ... the refugees and immigrants -- we don't really reach out and draw them in."
Soul Seeing: Compassion, touch and starting over: This is what my soul sees when contemplating this story.
Spiritual Reflections: Today's first reading from Isaiah and the Gospel from Mark are excellent examples of the effectiveness of God's word to realize what it announces.
Preview: St. Joseph never spoke in the Gospels. Holy Cross Br. Jonathan Beebe said Joseph makes a fitting patron of his congregation's brothers — for his lack of visibility.
A small c catholic: Today's American religious scene is full of people who have raised important faith questions but find that their faith communities won't or can't engage such questions.