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Thursday, March 06, 2008

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Jackson

What a farce! Who - let's say in the early 20th century - were the most prophetic authors concerning this kind of nonsense?

Kanakaberaka

I wonder if "MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality" includes reducing child mortality in utero?

Ryan

I am from the third world and i advocate for the achievement of the MDGs. But to substitute the stations of the cross with the MDGs, horrible!

Tom

Who needs Comedy Central?

Rick Hall

They are not the only ones. The Archdiocese of Portland Oregon, Office of Justice and Peace, is promoting the following Event. www.archdpdx.org/justice_and_peace/march2008EventsUpdate.pdf

March 21: Beaverton-Area Good Friday Walk of the Cross
Where: 1st United Methodist Church, SW 4th and Watson
When: 10:00am
This Walk of the Cross will focus on social justice
issues in the Beaverton area, and will feature a
Stations of the Cross with meditations on social
justice. If you would like to participate, or help plan,this event, please contact Jerry Osacho at
osacho@comcast.net or Mary Ryan-Hotchkiss at
mryanhotchkiss@yahoo.com

Carl Olson

Ah, yes, the good ol' Archdiocese of Portland, in which salmon are more important than babies and global warming is more real than sin. Sigh...

LJ

"The proportion of Episcopalians in the US population “used to be larger percentage-wise, but Episcopalians tend to be better-educated and tend to reproduce at lower rates than some other denominations. Roman Catholics and Mormons both have theological reasons for producing lots of children,” she explained." -Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori

That's funny, that she would lump Mormons and Catholics together that way. A subtle little jab from the "sophisticated" Episcopalian Bishop.
Too bad the practice of the theology is not more widespread among Catholics.

I would not gloat at the decline of the Episcopal church but the reason is obvious, at least to many of us, although probably not to Katherine Jefferts Schori. However, her comments highlight something that lurks in the background for Catholics, perhaps even more so. While we are amused or even outraged at the abuse of a devotion that is supposed to focus our hearts and minds on the Passion of Christ, the heart of the Gospel, have we not ourselves for far too long depended on the "natural increase" and very little on evangelization?
It is interesting that as we think less of mission ad gentes, we tend to let evangelization within slide as well, and before long we find that many Catholics are just as "sophisticated" as the rest of the culture, including most of the Protestants, and statistically our birth rate, the future of the Church that we have relied upon, is no different than the rest of society. Moreover we find many baptized Catholic children leaving the Church as they get older and the situation is compounded.
That is why JPII started with the the New Evangelization or re-evangelization I believe.

Fredi

"I wonder if "MDG 4: Reduce Child Mortality" includes reducing child mortality in utero?"

If you want to be well-informed about the pro-abortion agenda of many promoters of the MDG's, read my commentary: The Millennium Development Goals and the Critical Next Step for the Catholic Church.

I believe we need to advocate for a new MDG and renumber the others making the new one the first and fundamental goal. That MDG should emphatically charge the worldwide community to respect and protect every human being's right to life from conception to natural death.

Dwayne Fellis

This is a good example of what the liberalists are thinking and all about in The Archdoicese of Portland! This is truly garbage and it stinks!

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