Pope Francis & world wide Catholic child abuse: It is I to Whom the Word Speaks
September 2, 2018
Catholic child abuse – what & when did Pope Francis & prior Pope Benedict know about USA child abuse? How will there be accountability? By independent verification?
Who protects the children?
What are Catholic parish priests saying from pulpit? The following sermon was preached 9/1/2018 by Fr. Larry at Resurrection Catholic in Aptos, CA. Elaborating on the Lutheran theologian Kierkegard — “It is I to whom the Word speaks.” published by Cameron Jackson, licensed CA psychologist
Catholic Church cover up of sexual abuse & how change church culture?
August 26, 2018
Catholic church clericalism cover up of sexual abuse — what laity can do?
“As Christians our faith is in a person, Jesus Christ, not in an institution.” says Fr. Larry at Resurrection Catholic Community on 8/26/2018.
As a response to the recent information of cover up of abuse by the Catholic Church [of 1,000 children by 300 Catholic priests over 70 years] the laity/ people in the congregation may simply walk away.
Fr. Larry suggests that every parish start a conversation to purify the Church.
The Church must be accountable to the People he says. Fr. Larry suggests ways how to confront clericalism and “demand a place at the Table of Authority…”
Lately, Pope Francis has gotten criticism concerning the church’s handling of sexual abuse.
written 8/26/2018 by Cameron Jackson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual abuse of 1 million US catholic children & what you can do?
August 20, 2018
Where is God? Where was God during the 70 years that 1,000+ catholic children were abused by 300 priests in Pennsylvania? No one protected those children.
What can you do? What can all of us do? Let’s do more than just acknowledge the problem. That is a start however.
August 14 2018 this was published
Pope Francis August 20 2018 speaks strongly: we must acknowledge the truth and take on the pain. … and fight all forms of corruption he said. Pope Francis calls for prayer and fasting. And he calls that we all fight clericalism. What ever that means. Read Pope Francis’s words.
What;s the response? So what did the local catholic priest have to say last Sunday?
In Aptos, CA the the homily Sunday August 19 2018 was on the meaning of the Eucharist. What was said in that homily 8/19/18:
Come to church to receive the true Body and Blood of Christ. God is truly present in the Body and Blood of the Eucharist — those words summarize the sermon preached Sunday, August 19, 2018 at Resurrection Catholic community.
The priest emphasized, You need to come once a week to receive the true Body and Blood of Christ.
What was the response? About 1/3 took the Cup. Almost all present came up and received the Bread. About 5-7 children were present at this 6 pm Sunday service. About 200 + persons were present (a guess).
Not taking the Cup more often than not — that is the norm in this catholic church.
Aptos Psychologist: Yes priests prepare sermons ahead of time. OK so this evening the priest spends the entire 10 minutes on the Catholic understanding of the Eucharist — that God is truly present in Body and Blood.
And the TakeAway from the sermon is that only the “real” stuff — the actual presence of God — is there during the Mass. So do get to church at least once a week.
A church service – whether catholic or episcopal or other — has numerous opportunities for prayers for forgiveness and recognition of issues the church needs to face.
The issue of abuse of 1000 children by 300 priests in Pennsylvania has been in the news all week.
Not to say anything — during Prayers of the People, during Announcements and other times — is to fail to recognize the truth and fail to take on the pain that those children and their families experienced.
Yes — acknowledge the problem. That’s a start.
As one Body let’s share the Lord’s Supper…celebrate the Eucharist…take Holy Communion? And let’s cut to the chase?
September 2, 2016
As one Body let’s share the Lord’s Supper …
celebrate the Eucharist … Take Holy Communion? And not worry about the few ‘bad apples’?
And — as one Body — let’s first cut to the chase?
Maybe the Body of Christ had best accept all its members — arms linked together — and together face violent Islamic extremists and adherents to sharia law.
Let’s do it together, as one Mystical Body of Christ.
We know the stories. It’s well reported that ISIS Islamic terrorists chop off Christian heads. And that hostages taken by ISIS live or die based on what they can say about Allah.
On the daily news we hear horrific stories of what happens to Christians/ westerners and confrontations from adherents to sharia law, ISIS and Islamic extremism
Yet what do the faithful worry about? What a Lutheran and a Catholic and an Episcopalian can and cannot do when worshiping together. Let’s cut to the chase, folks? See the following:
Pope Francis was asked by a Lutheran woman concerning sharing the sacraments with her husband, a Catholic.