WARNING! The following post contains graphic and disturbing images! NSFW!

Tradition and memory of the past must help us to have the courage to open up new areas to God.Bp. Francis to Fr. Scalfari

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“The Church is and must become again a community of the People of God and the clergy, parishes, the bishops who are … at the service of the People of God.” (to Scalfari) … “The ministers of the Gospel must be people who can warm the hearts of the people, who walk through the dark night with them, who know how to dialogue and to descend themselves into their people’s night, into the darkness, but without getting lost. The people of God want pastors, not clergy acting like bureaucrats or government officials. The bishops, particularly, must be able to support the movements of God among their people with patience, so that no one is left behind. But they must also be able to accompany the flock that has a flair for finding new paths. … Instead of being just a church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a church that finds new roads…. But that takes audacity and courage.” (to Spadaro)

HT to this blog for the lead!

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Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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5 Responses to WARNING! The following post contains graphic and disturbing images! NSFW!

  1. Elliot, you just want things to be clear and safe, with exaggerated doctrinal security in Liturgical matters. Whatever you do, don’t you dare think that a disciplinary solution might be in order here.

  2. c matt says:

    I have to say, the contortionist was rather impressive, and the bishop/priest? plays a pretty mean clarinet. But the altar boy holding the Wizard’s Staff looks a little bored.

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