Monthly Archives: June 2012

“La Providence”

Last month, the Saint Mary-of-the-Woods Madrigals performed the premiere of this splendid piece, written for the College by Sydney & Gabriel Guillaume, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception before taking it on the road to several performances in France. Here’s a recording of the premiere; the soloist was Cathleen Flynn ’13, and the conductor […]

The CDF and “Just Love”

Father James Martin, SJ—our regular relator of stories touching on the vita consecrata and those in it—notes that the Holy See has rebuked Just Love, a book by Sister Margaret Farley, RSM. So far as I can tell, no one, up to and including Sr. Farley, disputes the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s […]

Episcopal competence and silence

The National Dissenting Reporter‘s Mike Sweitzer-Beckman asks why the Catholic bishops have been silent on the Wisconsin recall election, even though they were actively engaged with the 2006 ballot on a constiutional amendment to ban gay marriage. Apart from the physical mechanics involved—in both situations, people will go to polling stations and tick one box or another—the two […]

“Why I am a Catholic” in a few brushstrokes

Hanging in the grand hallway of Le Fer hall here at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College is is a reproduction of Perugino’s Delivery of the Keys. I love that painting because it is the whole issue reduced to canvas and brushwork. Either Christ instituted a Church, to be taught and governed by the Apostles and their succesors […]

LCWR responds to CDF

Via Father James Martin, SJ, the unsurprising—yet still disappointing—response of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith’s doctrinal assesment. It says essentially what we would have expected, but notice what it does not say. The situation could simply and forthrightly be resolved if LCWR would say: “This […]