Category Archives: Commentary

Lessons In Petulance

A diocese promises $1000 for two appliances for a Catholic Worker house. Then reneges. But then almost ten times the amount flows in from people who seemed to be outraged by the decision. House founder Mary Ellen Mitchell: I think … Continue reading

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Looking Closely At Continuity

My friends are aware I put little stock in the so-called hermeneutic of continuity for its own sake. While I’m not attempting to disrespect one important leader who really adhered to it and believed in it, I’ve been pondering the … Continue reading

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On The Run Again

A cardinal’s investigation leads to suspension of ordinations for a Paraguayan diocese. Some non-Paraguayan protest at the UCANews site, which picked up the story from CatholicCulture. It must be a fascinating tale of grooming that a priest booted out from … Continue reading

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Revolution?

It is interesting to see how various church people “market” their offerings to people within the Body and outside of it. A few posters have appeared in my parish promoting NFP. Full disclosure here: my wife and I practiced NFP … Continue reading

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What About Beatitudes?

In the Friday round-up, David Gibson at RNS noted this image captured at a South Carolina McDonald’s. Which leaves some questions in my mind … Does remembering the Sabbath to keep it holy have any impact on how a fast … Continue reading

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On Reading the Bible and Other Matters

I felt a bit of trepidation in engaging our guest Atheist Max on this site. My observation of him at RNS was that he was a persistent, if not aggressive poster. Some of you readers offered caution as well. I do … Continue reading

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Eat A Cookie

Anti-abortion Catholics generally ignore or dismiss criticism of their support for China and Chinese products. “Impossible” is how one concerned Catholic responded to one of my boycott inquiries. But remember: that’s a nation that actually utilizes law and punishment to enforce … Continue reading

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