9 Jun 2015

Some web browsing......

Pope offers 'Stone Age’ tips to youth living in the digital world (Catholic Herald)

Recent research in the USA seemed to indicated a rush for the doors out of the Catholic Church, Elizabeth Scalia asks the question - Dear Catholic why do YOU remain a catholic? Some of the responses can be seen here, here and here.

Raking a grave

Reflecting on Corpus Christi, perhaps it is a time for a theology of encounter (NCR).

Jericho Tree - Why we all need to think deeply about chastity

Former rock journalist promotes joy of chastity

Summer reading with Pope Francis

Has Pope Francis issued a warning against the seers of Medjugorje? -  Don’t live your lives according to what seers tell you

The Tablet marks 175th anniversary with Dublin Mass

Helen Mirren's advice to live like a nun

How Can You Have an Ignatian Summer?

Same-sex marriage: “The outcome of the referendum is the result of a cultural revolution” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

Summer is often a time for people to have a clear out of our homes; Kathleen Basi reflects on hoarding and purging and also on Things you might find going through old boxes of letters.

Two Sundays ago was the Trinity Sunday when we try to get our heads around the mystery of the Holy Trinity. Ben Myers is a lecturer and posted some basic rules for remembering the theology about the Trinity - Doctrine of the Trinity: 21 grammatical rules.

PrayTell reflects on a Sanctuary that is bi.

The Russian Orthodox Church is outraged by the appearance of icons of Stalin

South Sudan faces falling into the abyss and the western world which encouraged it on its path to independence in 2011 looks on in apathy - Help for the world’s ‘broken places and South Sudan swirls toward chaos
Every generation has an opportunity to change the world. Right now, college campuses around the country are home to a moral movement that seeks to reverse centuries of historic wrongs. This movement is led by students forced to live with the legacy of sexism, with the threat, and sometimes the experience, of sexual assault. It is led by students whose lives have been marred by racism and bigotry. It is led by people who want to secure equal rights for gays, lesbians and other historically marginalized groups.These students are driven by noble impulses to do justice and identify oppression.....But when you witness how this movement is actually being felt on campus, you can’t help noticing that it sometimes slides into a form of zealotry - continue reading The Campus Crusaders
Another view on it - I'm a liberal professor, and my liberal students terrify me

The number of surgical abortions in the United States has declined 12% since 2010, according to the Associated Press, which cited statistics from the 45 states that keep data on abortions. The president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America attributed the decline to “better access to birth control and sex education,” while Charmaine Yoest of Americans United for Life said that “there’s an entire generation of women who saw a sonogram as their first baby picture. There’s an increased awareness of the humanity of the baby.” - read here

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