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MONDAY JULY 22 2019 GATHERING AT SAINT NOEL

Gathering Topic

FRANCIS FOLLOWS THROUGH;  ASSESSING THE NEW MOTU PROPRIO
by the Editors

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WHY THE 'METROPOLITAN PLAN' DOESN'T WORK
by Rita Ferrone 
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PAPAL REQUIREMENTS ON ABUSE REPORTING


Includes links and talking points for Commonweal editorial, the critique of the 'Metropolitan Plan,'the papal document, three documents approved by the Bishops this June, and three case studies of adult sexual abuse about some of the difficulties in applying the new norms

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PAPAL REQUIREMENTS ON ABUSE REPORTING

FRANCIS FOLLOWS THROUGH: ASSESSING THE NEW MOTU PROPRIO
Commonweal Editorial June 1, 2019
"Vos estis lux mundi should be received with neither cynicism nor complacency. It is one of the most decisive actions Rome has taken since the emergence of the sex-abuse crisis decades ago."
WHY THE 'METROPOLITAN PLAN' DOESN'T WORK

By Rita Ferrone,  July 8, 2019

"The first trial run of a metropolitan-centered strategy to contain abusive bishops has provided a spectacular public demonstration of how this plan can fail. The case I am referring to, of course, is that of Bishop Michael Bransfield of the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia, who has been suspended from ministry over multiple allegations of sexual harassment and misuse of diocesan funds. Pope Francis put Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore in charge of the investigation. Lori is the metropolitan of the province in which the diocese of Wheeling-Charleston is located."
VOS ESTIS LUX MUNDI English…

JUNE 12, 2019 GATHERING AT SAINT NOEL

Gathering Topic

WHY HEALTH CARE WON'T BE A FREE MARKET
by Unadigon, the pen name of an executive in the health care insurance industry

Place and Time:the Resurrection Room at St Noel in Willoughby, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  
Meeting Place Directions Saint Noel Parish, 35200 Chardon Rd, Willoughby Hills, OH 44094. An overview of the Parish, and driving directions is provided by the following post:
SAINT NOEL PARISH LOCATION

UNAGIDON ON HEATHCARE AND CAPITALISM

Unagidon is the pen name of an executive from the insurance industry who writes on heath care costs among other things. The following articles are relevant to the area of heath care and capitalism. The first is a fine overview but each of the others develops some aspect of the puzzle. 

WHY HEALTH CARE WON'T BE A FREE MARKET
Health care will never become a true free market—
it lacks both price and quality transparency.

1. Insurers and providers collude to keep the public in the dark about cost:Commercially insured patients pay, on average, about 145 percent of their costs, i.e. they are subsidizing Medicare, Medicaid and “charity” patients..

2. Commercially insured patients are subsidizing the other person’s choice of hospital as well as their basic treatment. Any attempt to find a cheaper service has no effect at all on the total price.

3. Big expensive hospitals are buying smaller, less expensive ones, and apply their big-hospital expensive contract rates to the acquired hospitals. 

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MAY 15, 2019 CLC GATHERING AT SAINT DOMINIC

Gathering Topic :

BRINGING THE WORKERS ON BOARD The Catholic Roots of Codetermination by Matt Mazewski Commonweal March 22, 2019 Issue

Place and Time:in the Youth Room on the second floor of the school building at St Dominic Church in Shaker Heights, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.  
Meeting Place Directions


Saint Dominic Church is two blocks west of Warrensville Road and one block north of Chagrin Blvd, between Van Aken Blvd and Norwood Road, in Shaker Heights. The parking lot is accessed from eastbound Van Aken, across from the RTA station. It’s about two miles west of the Chagrin Blvd exit from I-271 and about 3 miles north of 480 via exit 25B to Northfield Rd.
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APRIL 29, 2019 ORGANIZATIONAL GATHERING AT ST NOEL

Saint Noel Bulletin Announcement for April 14, 21, 28 COMMONWEAL LOCAL COMMUNITIES – An organizational gathering open to all will take place on Monday, April 29th at 6 p.m. in the Resurrection Room. The Cleveland community has grown from 15 members in its first year to over 30 members in this its second year. It now plans to have multiple sites in addition to St. Noel and is looking for new members who will provide leadership in developing the Commonweal local community in our region. You do not have to be a subscriber to join the community. Come share your interests and help shape a Commonweal community that meets your hopes. Pick up a flyer and some sample issues of Commonweal at the kiosk. E-mail Jack Rakosky (Jarakosky@gmail.com) for more information and/or visit the local community website http://clcnetcleveland.blogspot.com/
WHAT?An organization gathering open to all (our masthead says it well)Cleveland Commonweal Local Community Network
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CONVERSATION STARTER SERIES

The Conversational Starter Series is an easy and inexpensive way to gather a group around Commonweal in a home, parish, school or other organization. They consist of several Commonweal articles, preceded by an introduction to the issue’s history and current relevance, and followed by discussion questions to help unpack the readings. There are also suggestions (sometimes including links) for further reading if the group or an individual interested. There are great benefits to talking about various topics in groups that share a religious background. Often called "faith sharing" groups, they developed skills in understanding topics, self-understanding, and tolerance and understanding of others. Programs which do this often present themselves as promoting community since they develop the social-emotional dimension of groups. However research has indicated that groups within programs fail to become self-sustaining.You need to purchase only one PDF per group. You are allowed to …