Category Archives: Commentary

Neglect the Weightier Matters

I have been reading, but not too deeply, the news stories and commentaries coming out of Ferguson, Missouri. I recognize that the corporate media has its own agenda there. It’s not likely that very deep journalism is taking place. I’ll … Continue reading

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Refugees

My archdiocese is asking for assistance for refugee children from Central America. I often find Pewsitter headlines amusing, like their take on this: Dubuque Archdiocese, Catholic Charities call for donations for illegal border flood support. We’ve seen a lot of … Continue reading

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Timid and Turpid

Fr Myron Pereira at UCA News offers a devastating commentary on bishops, starting with a tidbit of history that invites some reflection: For a long time, for centuries in fact, the Catholic Church was one of the few institutions where … Continue reading

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On Missouri Camo

Ferguson, Missouri Police Chief Thomas Jackson: The whole picture is being painted a little bit sideways from what’s really happening. … We’re doing this in blue. Doesn’t look blue to me.

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Noticing

I do recommend Charles’ post on Robin Williams–there’s not too much Bill O’Reilly–really. I like the reflections there. I haven’t read too many others. The young miss, I think I mentioned, broke the news to me, and commented on how … Continue reading

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What To Make of Robin Williams?

Perhaps what’s missing from the average celebrity posse is a court jester. Seriously: someone to poke at the pedestal. Taking down with humor those on high–for their own good. Ironic that maybe a court jester might have saved a wit … Continue reading

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Shift To Beatitudes

Hey! That Pope Francis snitched my idea! Truth be told, he just expanded on it. dotCommonweal’s David Cloutier reflected on it a but more deeply: While this teaching is likely to get far less press that his statements on hot-button … Continue reading

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