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The Latin Mass took off in this North Carolina diocese. What will happen under Pope Francis’ new restrictions?
Msgr. Kriegel discusses Synodality and Clericalism in his May 2 homily. Click here to watch
A Glimpse At Our Reality: In came Latin, incense and burned books, out went half the parishioners
A Tale of Two Churches: Two very different parishes in Charlotte, NC point to divisions in the church at large. (Page 26)
Tackle Clericalism first when attempting priesthood reform:
The laity, the clergy, and the church all suffer from the culture of clericalism. It distorts our human relationships and corrupts the body of Christ. Details here
Confronting the Systemic Dysfunction of Clericalism: Produced by the Association of U.S. Catholic Priests in collaboration with Voice of the Faithful and lay people and clergy across the nation; endorsed by FutureChurch. It defines clericalism is "an expectation, leading to abuses of power, that ordained ministers are better than and should be over everyone else among the People of God."
Vulnerability as Strength: Keena's key to Dismantling Clericalism. Details here
The Curse of Clericalism: The Catholic Church must act NOW to address the sins of the past: In a church with a strong commitment to life, the sexual abuse of children and youth is not considered a pro-life issue. Details here
The old wineskins keep on bursting: Scattered thoughts on the pope's "attitude adjustment program", clericalism and the refusal to make necessary changes to Church structures. Details here
Notre Dame panel addresses progress made in sexual abuse scandal:
Speaker: Abuse survivors can't wait for bishops to learn from crisis. Details here