Tag Archives: conservative Catholics

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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Open Season or No More Blanket of Protection?

I followed a Catholic Herald link to these Rorate Caeli musings that it now, somehow, open season on conservatives. Whatever that means. Church politics is always complex. I suspect that it might be less a shift and more about a … Continue reading

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A Train Wreck

It’s a nice image, I suppose, multiple tons of locomotive daring to drive where no rail has gone before. Blogger John Vennari, who’s been cited on a handful of sites as the poster boy for Francis Derangement Syndrome: Though this … Continue reading

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More Conservative Angst

The young miss and I were lunching over pizza today. Her last semester final was this morning, and she was in a daze when I pulled into the roundabout at the school main doors. She was talking about the shift … Continue reading

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A Conservative Gets It … Sort Of

Damon Linker concedes he got it wrong about liberals and Pope Francis: I was far more skeptical that the new pope would attempt to reform or revise church doctrine … Liberals would therefore have to settle for a moderation of papal … Continue reading

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Papal Popularity

A slice of Catholic conservativedom is lamenting the popularity of Pope Francis. Bloggers less so, but in the comboxes I read a repeated meme these days: popularity is a danger because Jesus suggested we should aim for the opposite. Or … Continue reading

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This Must Sting

I might be wrong in my reading of the situation in February 2013, but I think there was hope in some quarters of Catholicism that Pope Benedict was setting us up for a more heavy-handed expression of the Roman way … Continue reading

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Need Not Creed

Bishop Kicanas emphasizes the “need not creed” principle in this video. The negative comments are a hoot.

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Bitter Fruit

The tremors of civil war continue to shake the Catholic Right. Here. Also, here, in case you wouldn’t have guessed it. I get the unease with the pope. I’ve felt that way once or twice myself in the past thirty-five … Continue reading

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The Lure of Secrets and Conspiracy

While following some of the trails of Catholic conservatives on Pope Francis, more than once a curious strain has popped up. Twice this past weekend, I found reference to prophecies/stories of Clemens Brentano/Anne Catherine Emmerich. I will tell you honestly: … Continue reading

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The Numbers Narrative

Rochester’s local media dissects Bishop Matano’s presser yesterday. Are numbers important? There is hope that a new bishop will bring new energy and life to a diocese. Bishop Matano focused, it is observed, on settling sex abuse cases. Is that … Continue reading

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Riding The Wave

Thanks to Rocco tweet-whispering my skeptical take on Rochester-is-progressive, this site enjoyed a top day for views yesterday. Still, people looking for readings for their wedding, or for a funeral topped the Rochester musings. So I haven’t been a total … Continue reading

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Labels

I was reading RNS’s quote of the day from Deal Hudson. I don’t want to be called a “Conservative Catholic” anymore. That caught my eye. There’s a short piece in Catholic Online, and here’s a little more perspective: Labels in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Making Distinctions

There’s no letting up in the blogosphere on the Pope Francis “Who am I to judge?” comment. What does it mean? Is it just tone, or is it content, too? Mark Silk hammers away at conservative commentary. The piece I … Continue reading

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From An Elder Son

Father Dwight Longenecker is miffed that non-conservatives (his actual words were “liberal Catholics and the secular press”) suddenly like the Pope. What really gets me going is the fact that suddenly I hear of lapsed Catholics who love the new … Continue reading

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