Category Archives: The Blogosphere

The Council Goes Silent

Anybody know what happened to that fine effort, Conciliaria? I really enjoyed the historical perspective of the 1960′s, unfolding fifty years after various Catholic events or Catholic interpretations of timely events. The site’s had nothing since last June.

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Apocalyptic and Gnostic Things

It’s a phenomenon among bloggers, and looking back to 1998, it seems to have always been with many of us. While it can be easy enough to find online allies, it still serves some among us to look back decades … Continue reading

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Foreboding

Blogger Steve Skojec got a lot of attention for his Pope Francis skepticism this past Fall. I noticed on a blog aggregation site a link to this extended essay that kept him up half the night putting together. Look at … Continue reading

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English Bishops Push On Blogging

Bishops in the UK seem to have the internet in their sights these days. The bishop who muzzled a deacon is still getting bad press on some Catholics sites. (Like here.) The Bishop of Portsmouth, Philip Egan, directed this letter … Continue reading

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Break From Blogging or Blog-Breaking?

Across the pond, a bishop asks a deacon to step back from blogging. The site in question is here. Seems like a group effort in the breach: the deacon’s wife and some other individuals. I looked over the site briefly. … Continue reading

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Comments

Just a heads-up for anyone out there who may have been frustrated with comments here lately, and in case your comments have never appeared. I just found 530 entries in my spam comments folder, and lately I haven’t been policing … Continue reading

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Throwing In The Towel

I’ve been following NLM these past few weeks, and commenting there a bit. I think they forgot they banned me a number of years ago. My days may already be numbered there–who knows? Another voice seems to be giving up … Continue reading

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Post 10000

This self-indulgent essay marks the 10,000th post on Catholic Sensibility. We’ve been running along for over ten years, a fair slice of my adult life. Catholic blogs and their bloggers come, go, and get absorbed into big consortiums. But we … Continue reading

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Searching For The Fringe

I found some Australian commentary of the extremist Catholic internet phenomenon linked from PrayTell. I’m not familiar with any of the Catholic blogs discussed there. David Timbs sure utilizes a fair familiarity with the blogosphere and a razor-sharp analytical edge. I don’t know … Continue reading

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Preppies Still Don’t Like Messy

Frequent commenter and friend Jimmy Mac sends me interesting emails by the bunches. But this link from the good ol’ American Conservative nearly made me laugh out loud. The real action does not involve liberal “Catholics” at all. Liberal Catholicism, … Continue reading

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Montana Teaching

People across the Catholic ideological spectrum are questioning the decision to fire the pregnant teacher in Montana. I’m not even going to tell you what I think. You regular readers know what I think. Another pr disaster that spreads ripples … Continue reading

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Patheos Scores the Jesuits

Strolling around the Catholic blogosphere today, I was seeing a lot of Rolling Stone commentary. I also noticed that a branch office of the Jesuit Post has set up shop there. That is sure to rankle a few souls over … Continue reading

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First Mistake? I Think Not

Thomas Reese SJ thinks Pope Francis made his first mistake by dropping the red hat on four curia bureaucrats. I think probably not. From the NCR blogger: True reform must destroy the papal court and turn it into a civil … Continue reading

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Reactions

It’s been interesting to follow the reactions of both individuals and news outlets to Pope Francis’ Rolling Stone article and in its aftermath. Zenit reported on Federico Lombardi’s talk in Spain in which he described the strengths of the three … Continue reading

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Wandering In A Musical Wilderness

On the Chant Cafe I noticed an earnest and heartfelt essay from the viewpoint of the organ bench and choir loft. I really feel for people who seem to be in anguish about church music. I think one problem, a … Continue reading

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