Monthly Archives: July 2004

Letter on the Collaboration on Men and Women

The title seems to be in the right place. Catch the whole content at: Paragraph 2 begins: “Recent years have seen new approaches to women’s issues. A first tendency is to emphasize strongly conditions of subordination in order to … Continue reading

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When we were kids, Dad would take us to a remote and uncrowded beach about 25 miles from home. Days of splashing in the cool waters of Lake Ontario and playing bocce or baseball in the fields near the shore. … Continue reading

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Outside the box

Thank you to the patient comments filling in the gaps of my light knowledge of 19th century European history. Vatican I bishops scurrying from Rome in the face of armed conflict does not exactly conjure confidence in an enduring institution, … Continue reading

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Sports Ticker

I heard that if the Montreal Expos move to Washington, there’s thinking to rename the team after the Homestead Grays, not the Senators. They danced around naming a MLB team for a Negro League team in Kansas City, nodding at … Continue reading

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Theological revisionism

The boldness of Catholic traditionalists amazes me. But I was steered to this commentary in Crisis: as an example of someone who makes the startling admission that maybe, just maybe, some things were a little bit off kilter before … Continue reading

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Loss of a sense of sin

Whom else? The bishops, of course. Some bishops wring hands when the pope talks about apologies. How can we ask forgiveness? We’re Holy. Bishops and others who suggest sex abuse victims are overplaying their hand and that they should just … Continue reading

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Importing seminarians: proceed at your own risk

John Allen in The Word From Rome: “Many observers believe that the handwriting is on the wall for Krenn. In one sign of eroding support, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna said on Austrian television that the country’s bishops have long … Continue reading

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