Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Mercy and What? Envy?

Father Dwight Longenecker is a staple at Patheos and here and there on the right-leaning internet. I noticed today that Crux reprinted his essay from Crisis earlier this week. When I visit his site occasionally, Fr Longenecker strikes me as … Continue reading

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Pronoun Problems

I see an interesting discussion unfolded last week at the Chant Café over that dreaded pronoun, “we.” Nathan Knutson seems an earnest fellow. He seems to suspect various post-conciliar efforts at renewal. But God’s agency is undeniable: Certainly God makes all … Continue reading

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Not So Bad

I missed Cathleen Kaveny’s favorably nostalgic look at the 70’s. Maybe we weren’t sleeping on catechesis after all: My parochial elementary school used the very popular Life, Love, Joy series published by Silver Burdett and written by Carl Pfeifer and … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts

When I read Archbishop Cupich’s thought on war: His role as pastor doesn’t fit with the “so-called culture wars” over various issues either, he said. “That’s a term we as pastors don’t want to be associated with. I don’t think … Continue reading

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Catholicity, Orthodoxy, Unity

In the Nicene Creed, Catholics profess belief … in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church Catholicity, or more usually, Catholicism is no problem for most of us. Though some traditional-minded and leaning believers prefer the badge of “orthodoxy.” It’s the … Continue reading

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Donuts and Rings

The spin cycle is on full tilt in some quarters of the blogosphere. Fr Ray Blake fusses a bit about the Church going to the peripheries as he tries to convince himself it’s not all bad that Cardinal Burke’s career … Continue reading

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Q and A

Phil Lawler asks the question: How has it come to pass, that a parade organized to honor the patron saint of Ireland has furnished the occasion for a major symbolic victory in the fight to overthrow Christian moral standards? The … Continue reading

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