Category Archives: Miscellaneous

No Home Dads, Please

Not sure what the genesis might be for the opposition to the stay-at-home dad. But a seminary prof went mano a mano with such a father over it. Owen Strachan on men’s work: It’s going to be hard. It’s going … Continue reading

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Silence and Stuck

I saw this feature at RNS today, on a priest who set aside three years in ordained ministry and who found love and eventually family life after he left. A few lines in the article struck me. First this one illustrative … Continue reading

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A Few Hymns For The Hours

At this week’s peer ministry training retreat, the students had the experience of daily Mass, plus the hinge hours, Vespers and Lauds, as well as Compline. There’s a significant small group of students who pray the Office regularly. I kept … Continue reading

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Free Fr Frank?

RNS  linked the Amarillo press on Fr Frank Pavone’s ongoing tussle with his bishop. The Priests For Life celeb hit up the Congregation of Clergy, and while Priests for Life and other anti-abortion folks are generally in rejoice mode on … Continue reading

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Apparition Norms

These norms have been out for more than three decades, but only now have they been translated into English. From the preliminary note regarding apparitions, an acknowledgement of the current situation: Today, more than in the past, news of these … Continue reading

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For Many Germans, Consider Other Sheep

The Tablet reports that Pope Benedict has ordered German bishops pray “for many” not “for all” in the German translation of the Eucharistic Prayer. The Pope said he was writing “to avoid a split” in the Church after (German Bishops … Continue reading

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Awake

My wife had wanted to catch this new show, and I was half-paying attention until about ten minutes in. tv is completely under my radar these days, except for an occasional movie or soccer match. In the wasteland of bad … Continue reading

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On Waking …

You know it must have been something you ate when you dreamed … …you watched Mike Joncas act in a cheesy 1990′s tv murder mystery. Don’t hold your breath reform2 fans; he wasn’t the villain. The young miss and I … Continue reading

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Santa Denials

Who would have thought Fox News and a teacher would enlist in the 2011 War on Christmas? Let’s take a break from bashing bishops (who admittedly have had their own tussles with St Nick) and throw the grinchy-green spotlight on … Continue reading

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Light Posting on the Docs

Heading for an out-of-town meeting today, so I may not get to the series on GIRM or the GDC. Posting on these might be fairly light the next week or so. Rehearsals are going well, but it takes time getting … Continue reading

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Spamawholelot

Just a caution in case anybody’s been trying to comment and hasn’t found their post … For some reason, this site has been attracting an annoying quantity of spam comments for the past week. The usual trickle has been five … Continue reading

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Churches For Sale–Cheap!

Three Catholic church buildings for sale in Canada: a dollar apiece. Here’s the ad: If an acceptable proposal is received, the Diocese of London will transfer said property (ies) to the successful proposer for $1 (one dollar) The purchaser won’t … Continue reading

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10 C’s

I’m sure y’all have seen this, right? The 10 Commandments via Txt Msg  1. no1 b4 me. srsly.  2. dnt wrshp pix/idols  3. no omg’s  4. no wrk on w/end (sat 4 now; sun l8r)  5. pos ok – ur … Continue reading

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Home At Last

Home from the Evangelical Catholic conference. It’s a long drive from southeast Wisconsin. No internet access at the retreat center, hence no posts from me the past few days. Spent a good amount of time praying–they worked the college students … Continue reading

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L’Affair Quest Chapter 4

The public back and forth between Elizabeth Johnson and the USCCB Doctrine Committee continues with the professor’s latest lesson. It has seemed to me the bishop’s most vocal defenders have been among those who have not read the book. Including … Continue reading

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