Oh, but Mark! That’s just the *extremists* that talk that way about destroying the hierarchy! Uh, no. It’s, among other people, Fr. Thomas Doyle, the guy that warned the bishops of the coming Deluge in 1985. He is, as Leon Podles point out, now a good Protestant. “Maturity”=”not needing the sacrament of Holy Orders”. It’s [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27283.html

Collision Course! Some the more extreme voices in the blogosphere are arguing that “the very concept of a hierarchical Church is inherently corrupt”. They’ve got all sorts of bright ideas for “reform” which generally involve replacing the hierarchy with something like the US Constitution and so forth. Big suspicion of “concentrations of power” etc. Favorite [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27285.html

Collision Course! Some the more extreme voices in the blogosphere are arguing that “the very concept of a hierarchical Church is inherently corrupt”. They’ve got all sorts of bright ideas for “reform” which generally involve replacing the hierarchy with something like the US Constitution and so forth. Big suspicion of “concentrations of power” etc. Favorite [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27284.html

Today’s Mass Reading Stand back! Let a trained AmChurch exegete handle this!: Oh, that’s because Sodomites lacked *hospitality*, doncha know. Similarly, if we are not welcoming and completely inclusive of the sexually Other, no matter what choices they make and demand we approve, we shall suffer a similar fate. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27288.html

Today’s Mass Reading Stand back! Let a trained AmChurch exegete handle this!: Oh, that’s because Sodomites lacked *hospitality*, doncha know. Similarly, if we are not welcoming and completely inclusive of the sexually Other, no matter what choices they make and demand we approve, we shall suffer a similar fate. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27287.html

Today’s Mass Reading Stand back! Let a trained AmChurch exegete handle this!: Oh, that’s because Sodomites lacked *hospitality*, doncha know. Similarly, if we are not welcoming and completely inclusive of the sexually Other, no matter what choices they make and demand we approve, we shall suffer a similar fate. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27286.html

Curious Jewish Take on the Situation It’s interesting to me because one of the things that continues to fascinate me is how our two traditions sometimes seem to be separated from one another by a barrier so thin you can barely feel it, yet it somehow manages to keep us talking past each other. Lemme [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27291.html

Curious Jewish Take on the Situation It’s interesting to me because one of the things that continues to fascinate me is how our two traditions sometimes seem to be separated from one another by a barrier so thin you can barely feel it, yet it somehow manages to keep us talking past each other. Lemme [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27290.html

Curious Jewish Take on the Situation It’s interesting to me because one of the things that continues to fascinate me is how our two traditions sometimes seem to be separated from one another by a barrier so thin you can barely feel it, yet it somehow manages to keep us talking past each other. Lemme [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27289.html

Fr. Robert Spitzer is one of my favorite priests in the world–and a Jesuit! You can hear his energetic self here (requires Real Audio). [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27294.html

Fr. Robert Spitzer is one of my favorite priests in the world–and a Jesuit! You can hear his energetic self here (requires Real Audio). [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27293.html

Fr. Robert Spitzer is one of my favorite priests in the world–and a Jesuit! You can hear his energetic self here (requires Real Audio). [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27292.html

P.J. O’Rourke on Lady Macbeth [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27297.html

P.J. O’Rourke on Lady Macbeth [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27296.html

P.J. O’Rourke on Lady Macbeth [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27295.html

Before Christ, There was Hope After Christ, there’s only death Repentance and a return to Christ is the only hope left. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27299.html

Before Christ, There was Hope After Christ, there’s only death Repentance and a return to Christ is the only hope left. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27298.html

From our bulging “We have the bishops we want” files The basic contract of the American laity with our leadership is, “We’ll be content with a few child rapes and other indiscretions if you’ll just leave us alone.” The “leave us alone” portion of that contract is in abundant evidence in this little dispute, replayed [Read More...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27300.html

Larry Flynt acquires Christian music labels in Zomba deal …and other headlines that aren’t true but are frighteningly and hilariously plausible in this month’s LarkNews. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27302.html

Larry Flynt acquires Christian music labels in Zomba deal …and other headlines that aren’t true but are frighteningly and hilariously plausible in this month’s LarkNews. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27301.html

What a surprise. Newsweek runs editorial by Stockholm Syndrome Victim Yeah. Right. What the Church needs to do is abandon the Faith and conform even *further* to deranged American sexual mores. Especially after Lawrence. Great idea. [Read more...]

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/markshea/2003/07/27305.html


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