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"Items of Concern" And Other Historical Documents from Mother of God 1995-1997

"Items of Concern" And Other Historical Documents from Mother of God 1995-1997

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^^^Access all Bluaquarius Documents at http://www.scribd.com/BluAquarius/documents^** This "Items of Concern" paper escaped the shredding that went on in the MOG Office as the old leaders were leaving. It is the confidential findings of the Assessment Committees created by the Bishop to investigate MOG. This posting ncludes Cardinal Hickey’s address to MOG (with historical commentary by Judith Tydings), the “Items of Concern” from the initial review of MOG, a summary of the "Listening Sessions," and a letter to the Bishops from Judith Tydings, co-foundress of the Mother of God.
^^^Access all Bluaquarius Documents at http://www.scribd.com/BluAquarius/documents^** This "Items of Concern" paper escaped the shredding that went on in the MOG Office as the old leaders were leaving. It is the confidential findings of the Assessment Committees created by the Bishop to investigate MOG. This posting ncludes Cardinal Hickey’s address to MOG (with historical commentary by Judith Tydings), the “Items of Concern” from the initial review of MOG, a summary of the "Listening Sessions," and a letter to the Bishops from Judith Tydings, co-foundress of the Mother of God.

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Published by: John Flaherty on Feb 20, 2012
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ITEMSOF CONCERN
And Other Documents From TheMother of God Covenant Community 1995-1997
 Including: Cardinal Hickey
s address to MOG (with historical commentary by JudithTydings), the
Items of Concern
from the initial review of MOG and a letter to theBishops from Judith Tydings, co-foundress of the Mother of God.
 
This"ItemsofConcern"paperescapedtheshreddingthatwentonintheMOGOfficeastheoldleaderswereleaving.ItistheconfidentialfindingsoftheAssessmentCommitteeestablishedbyCardinalHickey.Themembersofthiscommitteewere:apsychiatrist,apriest-theologian,apastorofaparish,andacanonlawyer(awomanreligious,Sr.ElizabethMcDonough,whowasalsotheCardinal'scanonicalconsultant).ThispaperwasgiventotheMOGPastoralBoard(threeDifatos,Edithandtwosons,threeotherloyallayleadersandthefourpriests:Francis,Peter,Theo,andMikeDuggan).MOGmembersneversawthispaperuntilitwasfoundbyaccidentaboutayearlaterwhichwassixmonthsaftertheCardinalcame.
 
ITEMSOFCONCERNFORYOURRESPONSEATTHEMEETINGSONFER14
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PleasenotethatthisCommitteeisfullyawarethattherearemanygoodpeoplecommittedto MOGandthatmanygoodfruitsareevidentinthelivesofthesepeople.Itisespeciallybecause MOGseekstoprovideareligiouslybasedconstructandambienceformanygoodpeople,that thisCommitteeconsidersitimperativetoassesscarefullyandthoroughlythepossibilityofany errororuntruthaspresentoroperativewithinthisavowedlyreligiouslybasedendeavor. Thefollowingnon-exhaustivelistrepresentswhatthe
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M"'O"'GCommitteeconsidersthe mostseriousofourmanyconcernstobereferredtoCardinalHickeyabouttheMotherofGod Community.Aswepreparetodoso.weinviteyourcandidandtruthfulresponse.Thespecificitemsunderanyoftheseconcernshavebeendrawnfromthecommunicationsandmaterialsgleanedduringthisprocess.Theyarenottobeconsideredtaxative. 1.Thereseemstobepervasiveuseoflanguageby\10Ginanequivocalmanner.That istosay.theconnotations
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attachestowordsaresimplydifferentfrumthe acceptedandacceptabledenotationsforthesesamewordsasunderstoodandusedbyothers.Thesedisparitiescannotbeexplainedmerelybyreferencetovarious levelsofformallearningortosubtletiesofinterpretationortomiscommunications.,..forexample.somewordswithdifferentmeaningsinMOGare:pastor:care:pastoral care:mission:outreach:discernment:unity:body:prayer:teaching:anointed:commitment:submission:obedience:accountability:
repeut.v.tetc)...
.,Recoursetoon-goingevolutionandtothe"newness"of
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seemstobeusedtoavoidcompliancewithstandardlegal.moral.andtheologicalboundariesinthe CatholicChurch.Atthesametime.however.
;\lOG
hasrequestedlegalrecognition. seemstoaffirmexemplarymoralpractices.andseemstoclaimanunmediatedabilityto"illumine"and"bringtolife"the"centraltruthsofthefaith.",..numerouscommentsindicatethatrecognitionisimportantforyourcredibilityinand beyond[heArchdiocese.butyoualsosaythatyouengageinevangelizationandoutreachbothinandbeyondtheArchdiocese"inyourownname":,..thereisthirdparty"sharing"ofprivateinformationaboutmembersinthebuddy/head systemwithoutexplicitpriorknowledgeandpermission.yetyouclaimhighmoralstandards.especiallyfor"communitymarriages"andforthebehaviorofchildren: ...yourcommentsrepeatedlyevidenceahighlyquestionableanthropology.spiritualityand ecclesiology,whileyouclaimlong-term.soundCatholicityinall"teachings:" ...membersofthePastoralBoard"talkover"doctrineandteachingstoassuresoundness: ...Catholiccatecheticalinstructionforchildren/adultsisnotadequatelyidentified: ,..thereseemstohelittledistinctionbetweenpublicandprivaterevelation:
",MOG
membersarcsaidtoknowmoreaboutthespirituallifethan
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