Tagged: dialogue

Tales of Dissent, Dialogue, and Development

Recently, two prominent churchmen called for a change in the Church’s teachings on sexuality. Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg said in an interview with a German Catholic news agency that the Church’s teachings on homosexuality were no longer correct and...

Tales of Dissent, Dialogue, and Development

Dialogue Must Be the Way of the Church

Two high-ranking Catholic bishops made headlines recently by calling for a change in Church teaching on homosexuality. On February 3, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, the Bishop of Luxembourg, said bluntly that Catholic doctrine on homosexuality is “sinful” and “wrong” because it...

Dialogue Must Be the Way of the Church

The Synod, Christian dialogue, and a lesson on hope

When the General Secretariat for the Synod of Bishops released its preparatory document for the Synod for a Synodal Church in September, one of the items highlighted was a statement that “dialogue between Christians of different confessions, united by one...

The Synod, Christian dialogue, and a lesson on hope

Fools, Heretics, Dinosaurs, and Pope Francis

The book entitled The Fool and the Heretic is a dialogue between authors Todd Charles Wood and Darrel R. Falk, the “Fool” and the “Heretic,” respectively. Their discussion is moderated by Rob Barrett from the Colossian Forum, an organization that...

Fools, Heretics, Dinosaurs, and Pope Francis

The Journey of Dialogue

Giving priority to space means madly attempting to keep everything together in the present, trying to possess all the spaces of power and of self-assertion; it is to crystallize processes and presume to hold them back. Giving priority to time...

The Journey of Dialogue

The encounter with the sacred mystery of the other

Two days before Fr. James Martin, SJ, shared an image of the personal letter sent to him by Pope Francis, in which the pope offered Fr. Martin affirmation, guidance, and prayers for the upcoming Outreach LGBTQ Catholic Ministry Webinar, my...

The encounter with the sacred mystery of the other

Bishop Barron, don’t give up on dialogue

As a parish catechist, I am extremely indebted to Bishop Robert Barron. For years, not a week has gone by when I have not used several resources from his Word on Fire apostolate. Recently, in addition to his catechetical and...

Bishop Barron, don’t give up on dialogue

Truth Demands Prudence

Recent events have found Catholics grappling with what it means to be a Catholic Christian in a liberal democracy. To what extent do Catholic teachings apply in secular society? Should law explicitly support the practice of the Catholic faith? Or...

Truth Demands Prudence

Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE

Today I was directed to a post on the blog of Fr. John Zuhlsdorf,  who has been been saying and doing increasingly disquieting things since the presidential election, most notably the livestreamed exorcism rituals he performed every day for two...

Father Z, Challenge Accepted — UPDATE