“I want…churches to be more of a living organism than a fixed institution, responsive to those within and around them
- to be relational in structure – to eschew hierarchical organization and creatively explore new forms of leadership that facilitate power-sharing
- I want them to be inclusive of questioning and critique, so much so that their churches are changed by it – willing to die and be born anew.
I also want for them not to fall into the age-old pattern of erasing women’s work from history – so I bring the work of radical feminist philosophers and feminist theologians with me to research with the Emerging Church.”
Xochitl Alvizo, excerpt from her article, From Mary Daly to the Emerging Church – An Unlikely Dissertation Trajectory
That is likewise our vision for raising the Second Vatican Council to a new Rite in the Catholic Church alongside the 20+ other Easter Rites in union with Rome…Rites with different perspectives on theology, governance, and liturgy.
Doctrine is the foundation of all Catholic belief, practice and ritual. Isn’t it time to attend to doctrine and its transvaluation, broadening our understanding of doctrine beyond Trent and even beyond Vatican II?
At the Vatican Synod on the Family, some bishops drew a distinction between doctrine and discipline, but conservatives among the synod fathers said any change in discipline implies a change in doctrine.
I would agree with our conservative brothers that any change in discipline does imply a change in doctrine…doctrine which is sorely in need of change.
The words “change, update, reform” as regards discipline trigger fear in our conservative brothers. These same words trigger fear in many of our moderate and liberal sisters and brothers when the word “doctrine” is mentioned, as if doctrine should be frozen in time or the Church will fall apart.
Yet doctrine is the foundation of all Catholic belief, practice and ritual. Isn’t it time to attend to doctrine and its transvaluation, broadening our understanding of doctrine beyond Trent and even beyond Vatican II?
Or don’t we trust the doctrine and its gold beneath the accumulated dusty clay of ages past?
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Too many people think that Uniformity or Schism are the only solutions to the severe polarization in the Catholic Church. That is not the case!
Too many people think that Catholic priests cannot marry…when Eastern Rites in union with Rome have many married priests.
For too long, other rites in union with Rome have been explained as being different from the Roman Rite ONLY in Liturgy. That is not the case!
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