Category Archives: Miscellaneous


CNS put up a short interview with the Anchoress today, several months after her book on idolatry came out. (Reviewed earlier here.) CNS struck me as poking a bit with their headline, “Pope Francis craze may be idolatry …” Turns … Continue reading

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Near Misses With the Jesuits: Let’s Spell It Out

As I’ve been making my way through the online Ignatian retreat here, one of the exercises from early on encouraged us to review our lives. One point, as I experienced it, was to lead to a deeper gratitude for God’s … Continue reading

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Coming Up: Mediator Dei

In one of the Chant Cafe threads this week, Kathy Pluth brought out Mediator Dei to explore the notion of participation and to delve deeper into what the council bishops of 1963 might have been thinking when they emphasized active participation in … Continue reading

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Café Participation

Adam Wood and I are getting into a decent discussion on participation at the Café. Adam is a good egg. I think he’s colored somewhat by his surroundings, and takes a little too much time to harp on what he … Continue reading

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Texting Church

ITNOTFATSATHS No – this is not a word, it is a text. What does it mean? In the Name of the Father, and The Son, and the Holy Spirit. Even as a tireless advocate of #chsocm – oh, I mean, … Continue reading

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More Gof8 Reform

What to call the band of “super-cardinals?” Gang of Eight? G8? What kind of symbol for my future posts on that? An octagon? Anyway, this piece seemed to blow up any notion that Pope Francis is dilly-dallying on curial reform. … Continue reading

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You’ve probably already heard that the pope’s Spanish Twitter followers have surpassed those in English. Would you believe that his followers on @pontifex_ln now outnumber those who want it in Polish, and have tied German speakers? Vatican officials were expecting … Continue reading

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