[quote="et1jake, post:4, topic:274316"]
Well, I finally got a hold of some ARISE books. The one I've looked at most closely is
"Sowing Seeds" which is a leadership resource for group leaders. (This is where the bad things in RENEW, and RENEW 2000 always seemed to crop up).
The forward in the book is by Sr. Catherine T. Nerny of Chestnut Hill College where she teaches among other things:
(Red Flags here folks)
She has also been an active supporter of "Voice of the Faithful" which has already been banned from many dioceses.
Then I started noticing these side quotes on some pages which I assumed were there to add to the "Sowing Seeds" theme. But they mostly from people I was not familiar with (Certainly not from the many great saints of the Church). So I started looking these people up.
“SowingSeeds” Quote on page 35.
from Marion Zimmer Bradley:
Religion: Episcopalian to “neo pagan” and back to Episcopalian.
Literary Work – I am Lesbian in 1962
“Sowing Seeds” Page 49 quote by Marcel Proust:
“Sowing Seeds” EMPOWERMENT PAIRS pages 28-29. Credited to Joanna Macy:
Aren't there any CATHOLICS that would be better to quote from????????
“Sowing Seeds” TIPS FOR SMALL COMMUNITY LEADERS pg 35.
5th item refers to a leader commitment to the small community; whereas the 6th item “RED FLAGS” the use of the words “the CHURCH” and “t*he PARISH*”.
Doesn’t the commitment to the CHURCH and one’s PARISH supersede one’s loyalty to these Small Christian Communities? There was a problem with overemphasis on these "communities" for the original RENEW in the 1980's. So much so the NCCB published their concerns over it.
Well this is just my initial look into it so far, for any who may be following the thread.
Thanks for the update. I, for one, am still following. :)