Archive for March 21st, 2014

As a Female I Am Frustrated by the Lack of Democracy within the Church / The Herald Scotland

I read with interest the comments of Hugh McLoughlin (Letters, March 19) and was surprised that he asserted that Pope Francis does not lead an autocratic church. I have been a practicing Catholic since my birth 62 years ago and there is little in my experience to lead me to believe that it is anything other than autocratic.”

Letter to the Editor by Moira Gray, The Herald Scotland — Click here to read the rest of this letter.

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Marginalizing the Abused: Six Ways Survivors Are Treated As Insignificant / Religion News Service

The heartbreaking reality is that the marginalization of survivors is all too common in the Christian community. I have encountered many abuse survivors who want nothing to do with Jesus because of being marginalized by the very community they had hoped would care most, the Church. Just like the Priest and Levi in the parable of the Good Samaritan, we are often so quick to embrace ‘rationale excuses’ for why we walk away. When we do this, we marginalize the very lives that God sees as beautiful and infinitely valuable. When we do this, we marginalize Jesus.”

By Boz Tchividjian, Religion News Service — Click here to read the rest of this article.

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