Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Would Ignatius of Loyola Have Blogged?

Ignatian websites all over have finished celebrating their month, culminating in  Thursday’s feast day. While my internet Ignatian-oriented friends are recovering and resting, maybe I can pick up some small slack. Ignatius geeks know the man was a ceaseless writer. Some … Continue reading

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Silence of the Wolves

Another lament about the state of the conservative blogosphere from Dr William Oddie at the Catholic Herald. Dr Oddie on his own writing: More and more, my heart just isn’t in it; and I blog less than I did. Now, … Continue reading

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Getting Personal

Think much of a personal relationship with God? There’s an interesting discussion at the online version of Homiletic and Pastoral Review about it. Sherry Weddell takes some heat for her treatment of Catholics. But I think the treatment is suspect … Continue reading

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Treating Guests

Observant readers will notice Max has arrived. If you follow the Religion News Service, you will know that he is a persistent (some would say annoying) presence in the comment boxes there. I’ll offer some general thoughts on him, on … Continue reading

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Farewell To Open And Free

… and maybe conservative Catholic bloggers, too? A few bloggers, here and here, lament the fading and withdrawal of Catholic blogging over the past year. Their thoughts, as well as those of their commentariats are more illustrative than illuminating. The … Continue reading

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Seen But Not Here

Laurence Rosania’s “The Supper of the Lord” has tripped up a few Catholics since its first appearance twenty years ago. For a line that begins with such a Catholic thought, how could it go so wrong so fast? Precious body, precious … Continue reading

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Profanation Versus Sanctification

My friend Charles has had a near-monopoly at the Chant Cafe this week, and I was struck by his musings on profanation via music at the Mass. The tune I remember as a kid from my mom’s PP&M vinyl as … Continue reading

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