Tuesday, November 18, 2014

CHICAGO, CHICAGO, THAT TODDLIN' TOWN . . .

Ad multos annos, Archbishop Blase Cupich


"We cannot engage in real dialogue unless we are conscious of our 
own identity," as Pope Francis reminds us. But then he adds: "Nor can there be authentic dialogue unless we are capable of opening our minds and hearts, in empathy and sincere receptivity, to those with whom we speak . . . We are challenged to listen not only to the words which others speak, but to the unspoken communication of their experiences, their hopes and aspirations, their struggles and their deepest concerns . . . If our communication is not to be a monologue, there has to be openness of heart and mind to accepting individuals and cultures."

Archbishop-elect Blase Cupich
Homily, Reception at Holy Name Cathedral
November 17, 2014


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as you succeed His Eminence

Werner Cardinal Klemperer


"What are you doing here?"
"That's one of the things I'd like to have the chance to ask him, if I ever get over there. Do you realize what has happened, just by that very phrase 'Who am I to judge?' How it's been used and misused? It has been very misused. Why doesn't he himself clarify these things? Why is it necessary that apologists have to bear that burden of trying to put the best possible face on it? Does he not realize the consequences of some of his statements, or even some of his actions? Does he not realize the repercussions? Perhaps he doesn't. I don't know whether he's conscious of all the consequences of some of the things he's said and done that raise these doubts in people's minds."

Francis Cardinal George
Interview with John Allen, Crux
November 17, 2014



8 comments:

  1. Hooray for my new archbishop! They also sang All Are Welcome at the Rite of Reception likely to the horror of Bishop Morlino. (Though I doubt he was there.)

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    1. Morlino would have been the portly prelate with the gloves, accompanied by an obese cleric in military style clergy shirt with lace surplice and birettas and a constantly clicking camera.

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    2. In Zeds defense (and I don't type that very often!) his alb is only lace trimmed. Not my style, but whatever suits him.
      I know straight, masculine clergy that will wear a lace trimmed surplice or alb.
      That's fine if that is your thing. It ain't that bishop's thing if it ain't got that bling.
      Of course with Zero the anti-hiero (yes that was intended) it is the attitude that most effects the dude.

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    3. #realmenwearlace ...especially hardcore former gangbanger drug dealers that were on there way to the permanent deaconite just saying was always cassocked and laced up while serving at the altar or benediction of the Blessed Sacrament

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    4. And if u doubt this is a "real" post come to Mesa Az and I'll show u my tatted arms and my library of the early church fathers ...theology books on my desk...y todo ...my home parish where I served was Christ the King and Queen of peace

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    5. Hardcore, drugs, tatts???? Hey Father Corapi, long time no hear! How ya doin'?

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  2. On a lighter note who's watchin SOA this evening???

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    1. Tara's death, Gemma, Juice...spoiler alert ...lol

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