There's certainly been a lot caught in the net this last week.
Here you go...
Here you go...
Top 10 reasons why this conclave to elect Pope Benedict's successor is different from here.
- A profile of each Cardinal Elector in Papabile Of The Day.
You have to scroll down the page.
- "Which Catholic Church?" by Paul Kennedy From The New York Times.
Final paragraph below:
"But no one launching an attack upon the papal elections, Vatican finances, sexism and the rest should think that they are attacking Catholicism per se. From my perspective, our Catholic Church is vibrant, helpful, intellectual, and working in so many ways to fulfill the message to love God and to love, and reach out to, one’s unknown neighbor. Everything else is, well, footnotes."
A few of my own thoughts :
From the BBC World Service Series, Hard Talk , Zeinab Badawi speaks challengingly to Father Bernard Lynch, one of a few openly gay Catholic priests. How will the church recover from these embarrassing blows at a time of historic transition?
- Excellent Video interview can be seen by clicking here.
- Mark Dowd writes about Archbishop Keith O' Brien's resignation in The UK Guardian "What Lies Behind Religious Homophobia ?" from here.
"The coming to light of these tales is a positive development. "Methinks the lady doth protest" is a well worn cliche, but from here on in, those who seek to cover their own guilty tracks by the uncharitable nature of their words know that a watching public is getting wiser to some of the unfortunate mind games that have been played out over the decades."
******UPDATE *****This is a follow up article in this Saturday's Guardian ( 02.03.13) on Archbishop Keith O'Brien, by the reporter who dealt with the story from the beginning.
- Joanna Moorhead writes in her article in the Guardian here : The Crimes Of The Catholic Church: Not In Our Names."
- Prof Tina Beattie locks horns with Ray Flynn on World Radio . Listen here. (It's in the first part of the programme.)
- Click here for an article by theologian Leonardo Boff, who makes many excellent points in this personal analysis and response to the Papacy of Benedict XVI . It is incisive and without rancour.
- Australia Catholica Magazine has a three part commentary examining the legacy of Pope Benedict XVI from Canadian academic Dr Julius-Kei Kato. Again, seemingly serendipitously, it arrives amidst a heightened conversation on their forum about the nature and pursuit of truth.
Dr Kato explores "What has been Benedict's truth"; and has it been the correct
- Click here for an excellent article by James Hanvey SJ from America magazine. titled "The Shape Of The Church To Come and Reflections On Where We Are Going."