Category Archives: Commentary

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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College Spring Break In My Backyard

After consulting with folks, the local university president has ended what he termed “the equivalent of spring break without having to leave campus.” I hope he plans to address a deeper issue, that of substance abuse. I can’t tell you … Continue reading

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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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