Posts Tagged ‘Renew’


“The consequence for the Church’s life is that “we can only admit to ordination candidates who also possess the natural prerequisites, are intellectually and morally capable, and show the spiritual readiness to give themselves totally to the service of the Lord.”
“We can only turn away from false ways if we understand male and female sexuality as God’s gift, which does not serve narcissistic pleasure but has its true goal in the love between spouses and the responsibility for a family. Only in the wider context of Eros and Agape does sexuality have the power to build up the human person, the Church, and the state. Otherwise it brings about destruction.”
Seeing celibacy as the cause of sexual crimes against adolescents can only arise from a “materialist and atheistic point of view,” he said. “There is no proof for that; statistical data about sexual abuse say the opposite.”
Such an atheistic view is also found “in the arguments of those who blame abuse crimes on an invented ‘clericalism’ or on the sacramental structure of the Church.” He said that clerics are not mere “officials”, but are meant to minister to the people of God.
Seeing clerics as “power-fixated functionaries … is possible only in a secularized Church,” Müller concluded.
“Instead of surrounding ourselves with media consultants, and seeking help for the Church’s future from economic advisers, all of us … have to refocus on the origin and center of our faith: the triune God, the incarnation of Christ, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the closeness to God in the Holy Eucharist and in frequent Confession, daily prayer, and the readiness to be guided in our moral life by God’s grace. Nothing else provides the way out of the present crisis of faith and morals into a good future.”

Source: https://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2019/04/27/cardinal-muller-benedict-xvis-critics-are-ideologically-blinded/

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Sweetest Heart of Mary Church on Russell Street in Detroit is debating whether to remove the two historic spires that cap its towering steeples after decades of wear have left the structures visibly twisted and unsafe. The parish estimates repairing the spires in place would cost at least $1.35 million.



“Parish weighing options for historic architectural gems

Detroit — The fate of the twin spires that sit atop the two steeples of Sweetest Heart of Mary Church is up in the air.

And members of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish are searching for a more grounded future.

The two spires are bent out of shape after a century’s worth of high winds, rain, ice and animal waste have damaged the spires, calling their structural integrity into question.

The parish finance council has hired a number of architecture firms to examine the damage to the spires and quote the cost to repair or replace the structures.

Members of the finance council of Mother of Divine Mercy Parish in Detroit — which consists of Sweetest Heart of Mary and St. Josaphat churches — met with the Detroit Historic Commission on July 12 to discuss the future of the spires and the architectural designs of the 124-year old church.”

FULL ARTICLE BELOW: http://www.themichigancatholic.org/2017/07/future-sweetest-heart-mary-spires-air/

BLOGGER’S NOTE:  Calling all Catholics.  I think this Church is a worthy save. See article below if you wish to donate for this cause.

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