Relationships in a World of Individualism

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    The rWorld is about more than Dale Kuehne's book Sex and the iWorld.
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    Sex & the iWorld

    Professor of Politics and The Richard L. Bready Chair for Ethics, Economics, and the Common Good at Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH.

    In this blog I'm highlighting signposts of the world in which we presently reside as a means of helping promote a civil, and meaningful dialogue about what kind of world in which we wish to live. I am particularly interested in exploring how might we reconcile the individual good and the common good, and where reconciliation isn’t possible, which should take precedence and why.

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Bad Timing

Posted by Dale Kuehne on May 16, 2010

Mea Culpa at Fatima

Every instance of child sexual abuse is bad. Every instance of abuse by a member of the clergy is reprehensible. Every instance of clergy sexual abuse that occurred in Europe AFTER the US Crisis became public is spiritual malpractice of the highest order. I pray the Pope understands that the future of the Catholic Church is more important than his legacy.

The prerequisite for resurrection, is crucifixion. If the Christian Church won’t die to itself ….


One Response to “Bad Timing”

  1. Ann F-R said

    I agree, Dale, and it is certainly discouraging that on the one hand he decries this, but on the other tries to protect itself and its assets. Resurrection into new life is a product of dying – even institutionally. The Vatican is responding to lawsuits in the US with strategies like these:

    Article: “The Vatican is seeking to dismiss the suit before Pope Benedict XVI can be questioned or documents subpoenaed.

    “Its motion is being closely watched as the clerical abuse scandal swirls around the Holy See, since the court’s eventual decision could have implications for a lawsuit naming top Vatican officials that was recently filed in Wisconsin and another one in Oregon is pending before the Supreme Court.

    The Vatican is expected to assert that bishops aren’t its employees because they aren’t paid by Rome, don’t act on Rome’s behalf and aren’t controlled day-to-day by the pope — factors courts use to determine whether employers are liable for the actions of their employees, Lena told the AP.”

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