AUSCPBonnot's Blog: Needed: A Rhetorical Update

Originally published October 19, 2018

EXCERPT: A recent NY Times op-ed (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/13/opinion/sunday/talk-god-sprituality-christian.html) opined that “It’s Getting Harder to Talk About God.” Our religious language doesn’t speak to spiritual hungers. Speech and conversation about matters spiritual are becoming rare because such lingo doesn’t make sense to people in today’s culture. Pluralism, secularization, and globalization have left society without common spiritual vocabulary. English words for that domain are falling out of use. We need a new rhetoric to interest and engage both young and old. CLICK HERE to read Bob’s blog.


Clericalism: The Death of Priesthood

Originally published October 2018

EXCERPT: All priests are infected with this disease of clericalism, and many lay persons as well. This August Commonweal cited Cardinal Blase Cupich’s reference to “attitudes of power, privilege and entitlement” among the ordained and “a structure that protects them from accountability.” Cupich will be a keynoter at AUSCP’s 2019 Assembly in St. Louis which will explore God’s Priestly People: The Baptized and The Ordained. CLICK HERE to read Bob’s blog.