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Thursday, March 15, 2018

The passing of a good shepherd

Father Ron Rolheiser
The passing of a good shepherd
... "He led us well, nothing too daring, nothing reactionary, just good, steady, charitable leadership that helped us, among other things, be more pastorally sensitive, more ecumenical, less self-absorbed, less clerical, more open to lay involvement, and more sensitive to the place of women." ...
George Weigel
Parsing the 'T'
... "Many people seem tongue-tied when it comes to the “T” in “LGBT.”...
... "Don lives on today, reminding us of our Christian call to prop up neighbors in need. We never know who is struggling, slogging through a long winter, desperate for Easter." ...
Father Gerald Coleman, PSS
More guns, more deaths
..."More guns in a community lead to more homicides, suicides, domestic violence, and violence against police (in the past 10 years, more than 90 percent of police deaths resulted from assaults involving firearms)." ...
Father John Catoir
... "Since God delights in loving us, we need to take delight in loving others. We do this best by sharing our gifts with them. Spread your love around." ...
SCRIPTURE REFLECTION
Father William Nichols
... " On the Fifth Sunday of Lent we enter into the final phase of our Lenten journey, indicated by the declaration we hear in the Gospel, that “the hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified." ...
LETTERS
Common sense on gun control
..."The Second Amendment reads: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of the state, the right of the people to keep and arms, shall not be infringed. The key word is militia." ...
Bob Guglielmi, San Francisco
Fundamentals of the faith don't change
"George Weigel recently took exception to Cardinal Pietro Parolin’s use of the term “paradigm shift” to describe developments of Christian doctrine (“The Catholic Church doesn’t do paradigm shifts,” Feb. 8)." ...
Father Joseph Illo, Star of the Sea Parish
Liturgical musical choices
..."Our liturgical celebrations are not beautiful only if they are archaic and grounded in another century. I do see where this is going: back to Latin and chant. There’s room in the church for all of us. I object to having liturgical beauty defined by someone else." ...
Sue Hayes, San Francisco
Catholic and pro-choice not mutually exclusive
... "Tangentially, “pro-choice” Catholic politicians cannot use as a fig leaf to hide behind their opposition to capital punishment for convicted capital murderers. If you are “pro-choice” as to abortion, you are not pro-life." ...
Larry Z. Burdoin, San Francisco

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