Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Confraternity of Catholic Clergy 2005 Resolutions

Go here to read the 2005 resolutions of the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, an association of priests and deacons "pledged to the pursuit of personal holiness, loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, commitment to theological study and strict adherence to the authentic teachings of the Magisterium." Resolution #3, concerning the preaching of homilies, is particularly important to a fuller understanding of the relationship of the two parts of the Liturgy.

By the way, the Confraternity met in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles this year. Our guess is that the proceedings of this annual meeting were quite different from those of the annual Religious Education Congress hosted by the Archdiocese earlier this year (follow the link and be sure to look at the photos, esp. of masses celebrated during the Congress).

13 Comments:

Blogger Damian said...

Wow, look at ALL of those people at Eucharistic adoration. There are more people on "stage" dancing during the liturgy.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Sainte Chopin said...

"pledged to the pursuit of personal holiness, loyalty to the Roman Pontiff, commitment to theological study and strict adherence to the authentic teachings of the Magisterium."

...and how is that mission any different from the ordinary priesthood or the gospel itself?

Just one more deviant cash cow for a clergyman whose personality is to large for his feriola, biretta, mothers wedding band and class ring, accented of course by the latest Gamarelli cuts and buttons.

Puhleeze. Those guys need to get the tassels out their ears and park their papal-silk behinds amongst the people for whom they were ordained.

2:09 PM  
Blogger mariette said...

Thank you for this posting on the Religion Education Congress (2005). I traveled to the Congress with some of my friends, who are also Catholic Christian educators in the peace and humanist tradition. The arena liturgy was particularly beautiful and moving. It is such a blessing to be present to God's people gathering in justice.

2:29 PM  
Blogger vaticanisti said...

"one more deviant cash cow for a clergyman . . ." Pray tell, what does that mean, Sainte Chopin?

"park their papal-silk behinds amongst the people for whom they were ordained . . ." Again, what does that mean?

Are you implying that, by gathering together for an extended period of prayer and education these priests and deacons were somehow shirking their ministerial responsibilities? On the contrary, this meeting provided an opportunity for these men to reflect and revive themselves so that they're better equipped to minister to the people for whom they were ordained.

Oh, and by the way, there is nothing wrong with being fashionable while ministering, either (birettas should be more prominently featured in clerical dress today).

2:31 PM  
Blogger vaticanisti said...

Mariette:

I'm sure those liturgies sent you into an ecstatic frenzy.

2:33 PM  
Blogger mariette said...

. . . grasping the Body in his strong, masculine yet supple hands, the satiny Cardinal thrust it upwards, and the rhythm beat on. I could feel His presence. I wanted Him to feel mine. My heart palpitated as I thought of how He would soon be inside of me. I knew this experience of Christian prayer was what Jesus wanted for his members . . .

Oh, was I recollecting out loud again?

Sorry, guys. It was such a an ecstatic experience of discipleship.

3:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vaticanisti -

You were on target until you spilled into fashion. Leave out the Gamarelli and Barbiconi. A real non-essential.

Paul - SF

3:31 PM  
Blogger Sainte Chopin said...

vaticanisti-

when the priest is adorned with more jewelry, lace, silk, etc. than each of the women in the church combined...

a non issue?

and i'm glad you enjoyed the conference.

4:16 PM  
Anonymous sissa said...

and how is that mission any different from the ordinary priesthood or the gospel itself?

'Tisn't.

But there's no harm in stating it explicitly, is there?

6:21 PM  
Anonymous sissa said...

Oh, and I like the 'fancy dress'.

:)

6:29 PM  
Blogger vaticanisti said...

Thank you, Sissa. The Vaticanisti are certainly in humble agreement with you.

We would think that Paul of all people, whom, if we recall correctly, is now a member of the venerable Orthodox Church, would be able to appreciate good clerical fashion--certainly his Church's clerics do. Plus, he lives in SF--where else do men put such a high emphasis on fashion and style?

Mariette--please refrain from entering ecstacy while commenting on the blog.

Sainte Chopin--you still haven't answered the questions.

7:31 AM  
Blogger Sainte Chopin said...

Your questions were answered before you asked them.

1:20 PM  
Blogger kelley sterling said...

Mariette is a weird freak! ;) Nice photo, little Thomas. Your list of favorites is more oddball than mine! Email me!

And Sainte Chopin, respect the Vaticanisti. No backtalk.

2:27 PM  

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