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“Benedict XVI Wants More Teamwork With Movements”
I’m thinking…what? Is there a Vatican step dance group now? Football?
I was very, very confused.



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Carole

posted November 1, 2008 at 8:58 am


ie. new ecclessial movements. Focolare, Charismatic Renewal, Communion and Liberation, Opus Dei, Community of the Beatitudes, L’Arche, Cursillo…. that’s where the action is, at least in Europe.



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Augustine

posted November 1, 2008 at 9:53 am


I believe that the pope is aware that many, many pastors see any sign of piety or of devotion with suspicion. But when such subjects flock together in a “movement”, these pastors declare war at them.
They can forget about feeling at home at their parishes. They won’t be able to meet on parish grounds and any of their initiative in the parish life will be torpedoed.
I just pray that his remarks trickle down from the bishops to priests.
May All Saints pray for the Church.



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katie

posted November 1, 2008 at 10:54 am


Regarding Augustine’s comment, unfortunately, this is frequently true – and both JPII and Benedict have been proactive in “protecting” the movements from such harassment. In addition,these kinds of conferences nurture the identity of the movements with the universal church. As a member of one of the communities represented in the Fraternity mentioned, I have witnessed the incredible energy that some positive attention from Rome has given to our community. And that attention has also encouraged increased focus on fidelity to our Catholic identity. We don’t feel like orphans.
That said – the welcome/rejection of the local ordinary of a given movement/movements has tremendous impact with or without Rome’s “protection”. Our community is welcome in Phoenix diocese, has a good relationship with Bishop Olmsted and members/associates are employed or active in important roles in the diocese with full recognition of their involvement in the movement. However, in Los Angeles, Cardinal Mahoney is disinterested, and repeated efforts to find a place in the diocese have yielded no fruit. Our small band has a good relationship, built on personal contact, with a couple of pastors who have allowed us meeting space. And I am employed in a parish – and my pastor knows of my connection.
So, a friendly place can be found, but our group could have offered so much to the local church that has not been possible because of the lack of recognition from the diocese.
In God’s time.



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Bro. AJK

posted November 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm


Dear Amy,
I’m glad you took it the way you did. I went elsewhere, but only because politics is in my brain.



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ambrose

posted November 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm


Totally about football. Notre Dame was beaten by Pitt today.



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Cindy

posted November 3, 2008 at 9:20 am


I just got back from a Cursillo weekend and it was wonderful!! I feel so much stronger in my connection to the Church as a whole, and to the women in particular who cared for me so lovingly all weekend!
I do hope and pray that this “movement” is supported and nurtured within parishes – what a lovely blessing for us all!



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