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This Blog, sponsored by the Catholic Church of the Beatitudes, aims to provide a forum where insightful voices "from the margins" can be published online and gain a wider readership. We hope that both current and former Catholics will feel free to contribute. To read comments or respond to any topic posted, click on its […]

What Mass Are You Going To?

What Mass Are You Going To?
I have been asked to share some of the articles I wrote this year (2013) as a member of the Beatitudes’ Vatican II Committee, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Vatican II. This first reflection is about "Vatican II and the Liturgy."  Recently this month, our own Mary Becker graciously announced after Mass how grateful she was […]

Stop Politicizing Communion

Stop Politicizing Communion
There are many ways the Roman Catholic Church has used to push Catholics into the  margins.  One of these is to use the Sacrament of Communion to single out those whom it sees as particularly undesirable.  Recently we read of an incident in Gaithersburg, Maryland where a priest aimed his arrogance at a lesbian.  As […]

Being Catholic

Being Catholic
  It is said that the second largest ”church” in the United States is disengaged Catholics.   As a child, I remember that we called such people “unchurched.”  Others called them”fallen away.”  I was part of that church on and off for years.  But I was still Catholic in my bones.  I was “on” when my […]

Environmental theology – radical indeed!

Environmental theology – radical indeed!
Food for thought: Are we called to be keepers of our planet, Mother Earth? Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good just posted this worthwhile reflection: "Recently, former Sen. Rick Santorum claimed that President Obama was following a 'radical environmental theology.' As Patrick Carolan, executive director of the Franciscan Action Network, writes in this week's […]