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The Red Hat Society in Rome…a reminder?

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Blame it on the Boss in Roma

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Sr Mary Luke Tobin was at Vatican Two

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Sister Mary Luke Tobin (May 16, 1908 – August 24, 2006) was an American Roman Catholic nun and one of only 15 women auditors invited to the Second Vatican Council, and the only American woman of the three women religious permitted to participate on the Council’s planning commissions.

One of 15 women – she commented:

The L. C. W. R. report also described the conditions contributing to the alienation of women from church and society and their consequent need of reconciliation with both groups. Let me outline briefly some of the alienating factors described in the report:

1. Patriarchy has been a prime concept for the perception and organization of reality. Patriarchy as a worldview of its very nature assumes the alienation of women. It places the male in the center of reality and makes the masculine normative.

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Father Tom Reese in CA

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Welcome back to Northern California!

Most summers, if we are lucky, Fr Reese spends time At Santa Clara University

and graces 

St Ignatius and St Annes parishioners with two presentations.

Generally  they are very well attended.

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Save the Date: Tom Reese, S.J. To Speak at St. Ignatius Church

Tom Reese, S.J. will be giving two talks at SI Church:  “The Joy of the Family by Francis” and  “Religion and Politics”

He writes:

If you are a layperson and want to read the pope’s apostolic exhortation on the family, skip the first three chapters and start with Chapter 4.

If you are a priest, moral theologian, or divorced Catholic, read Chapter 8.”

 


The 263-page exhortation, Amoris Laetitia (“The Joy of Love”)

 

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Both events take place in the Xavier Room, Fromm Hall, USF, 10:50- 11:45am.

Bishops – Old Boys Network? Dolan disrespectful and full of self

bishopsrepubbbsCardinal George, who is 77 years old and very ill, remains a voting cardinal until age 80! He wants to say to Pope Francis: Thank you for letting me retire!

Not Soon Enough…A local gay rights groups said George crossed the line when he compared the gay rights movement to the Ku Klux Klan, according to the Chicago Tribune.

 

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House of Cards- Big Timmy Dolan was uber disrespectful of the pope in his comments to the Bishops (aka The old Boys Network)

 

It was said ….”He gave a sarcasm-laden report to his fellow bishops, saying, “Too bad we missed that real synod, brothers, because the one we were at was hardly as spicy.”

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Sanity – not sarcasm

The Rev. Thomas Reese, a Jesuit priest and senior analyst for National Catholic Reporter, a liberal, independent news outlet, said in an interview between the sessions that this group of bishops was shaped by the popes who appointed them, John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

“There is no bishop who is standing up and being the real leader of a Francis faction,” Father Reese said. “They grew up in conservative families, went to conservative seminaries and have been told not to talk to theologians who are creative because they’ve been labeled heretical.

Now Francis is saying let’s go in a different direction and let’s have a discussion. The last two pontificates, there was no room for discussion, and this makes them nervous and confused.”

 

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