Daily Archives: 15 April 2009

Happy Clappy Installation

I caught Archbishop Dolan’s installation homily. Happy, yes, but one moment of definitive clappy, as +Timothy endured a minute-plus standing-o when he mentioned unborn children.The front row folks, whoever they were, weren’t clapping. But they stood. Clapping also on the … Continue reading

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If You Can’t Disinvite, Then Sack

David Gibson at Pontifications reports on an attempt to oust the ND president for not listening to the mob. It’s a page right out of the Republican playbook. Never fear: the Junk Jenkins Movement assures you if you channel your … Continue reading

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Men On Top

NCRep reports on the “doctrinal assessment,” and the commentariat there predictably (and perhaps not groundlessly) muses with phrases like “witch hunt.” Still, I have questions … A leadership organization is, by definition, an administrative/consultative/participatory body. While you can’t separate charisms … Continue reading

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Snacking On The Word: Acts 3:6a

The Gospel reading at Mass today is a rich one, but I couldn’t get past Peter’s response to the beggar at the Temple gate in the first reading: I have neither silver nor gold, but what I do have I … Continue reading

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