Civil Discourse. In Church?

February 2009
Catholic New Times;2/16/2009, p11
The author discusses the issue of civil discourse in the Catholic Church amid disagreements in matters of importance to the Church. He cites certain issues which he considers as challenges to his own civility, including the proclamation of salvation by Pope Benedict XVI, a bishop's declaration that homosexual partnering is a mortal sin, and re-establishing the Tridentine Mass of the 16th century as an acceptable form of Liturgy. He asserts that the right mindset and the heart that is habitually civil develop slowly and patiently, and with practice.


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