Worthy Keeper/Bree Roué
- Dec 7, 2003
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- Prancing Pony, Bree
First, thank you for all these useful links, which I shall definitely visit in due time.Arthur_Vandelay said:With all respect, I was raised a Catholic, and my family, extended family on my mother's and father's sides, and some of my friends are practising Catholics. I have even spoken to a few priests. I do see dissatisfaction. It shouldn't be ignored. I appreciate, nonetheless, that you don't see it.
But let's not dwell on it here. For your interest:
A pontificate of trouble (Australian)
Less preaching, more listening, say liberal voices (Sydney Morning Herald)
Legacy of unity comes at a high price (Guardian)
A Pope of unity but also division (Deutsche Welle)
Disconnect between US Catholics and Rome grows (abc News)
Pope's reign full of contradictions (CNN)
Bishops fear purge of liberals as Pell gives nod to conservatives (Sydney Morning Herald)
Remembering Pope John Paul II (ABC Radio National--The Religion Report)
Crisis in the Catholic Church: the Pope's contradictions (Der Spiegel)
That you have "revealed" yourself as a born-and-raised Catholic (but evidently have evolved to non-practicing status) reminds me of two old friends of mine. One was an athlete who, when we first met and struck up conversation, revealed to me in her dryly humorous style, that she was "a recovering Catholic." I knew just what she meant. Another old friend, one of the most brilliant women I've ever known in my life, was also born and raised a Catholic, including all of her education from elementary school right through university. We had many years of the most excellent wonderful and deep conversations about all the Perennial Questions and Issues. When I asked her what it was that moved her to drift away from the Church, she told me — with a wry smile: "It was the Jesuits. They made the mistake of teaching me how to think."