I have been asked to reflect on two questions: What has it been like being a Catholic male? What am I thinking now?
I am a cradle Catholic, youngest of five children, born in 1945, to Italian immigrant parents in Rochester, NY. Our home was within walking distance of three churches, St. Andrews, St. Philip Neri, and…..
Since the end of Vatican Council II in 1965, the Vatican has attempted to silence theologians who dissent from various traditionalist doctrines and viewpoints. For example, as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith Cardinal, successor of the Holy Inquisition, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now Benedict XVI emeritus, personally pronounced the excommunication of Sri Lankan priest, Tissa Balasuriya, an 89-year-old noted theologian, economist, and human rights activist who died in January, 2013 . Fr. Balasuriya, the…..