Category Archives: Commentary

Mercy and What? Envy?

Father Dwight Longenecker is a staple at Patheos and here and there on the right-leaning internet. I noticed today that Crux reprinted his essay from Crisis earlier this week. When I visit his site occasionally, Fr Longenecker strikes me as … Continue reading

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Damage Control

I assume it was a plan to release a mid-meeting document from the synod. Why was it a surprise? Josephine McKenna at RNS reports on admitted “damage control,” or at least that’s what it looks like to Cardinal Wilfrid Napier: … Continue reading

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Not So Bad

I missed Cathleen Kaveny’s favorably nostalgic look at the 70’s. Maybe we weren’t sleeping on catechesis after all: My parochial elementary school used the very popular Life, Love, Joy series published by Silver Burdett and written by Carl Pfeifer and … Continue reading

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Dragged Down

I haven’t been following Jerry Galipeau’s blog much the past few months. When I visited today, I noticed his post on his new archbishop. Striking for many reasons … The last few times I have heard Cardinal George speak I … Continue reading

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Catholicity, Orthodoxy, Unity

In the Nicene Creed, Catholics profess belief … in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church Catholicity, or more usually, Catholicism is no problem for most of us. Though some traditional-minded and leaning believers prefer the badge of “orthodoxy.” It’s the … Continue reading

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Cupich on Liturgy

New Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich was supposedly tapped to serve in Milwaukee a few years ago, but the move was blocked overseas, according to Rocco Palmo. That’s a fascinating little tidbit, as is the fact this is the first incoming … Continue reading

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Donuts and Rings

The spin cycle is on full tilt in some quarters of the blogosphere. Fr Ray Blake fusses a bit about the Church going to the peripheries as he tries to convince himself it’s not all bad that Cardinal Burke’s career … Continue reading

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