Monthly Archives: March 2009

Lynch Draws Some Fire

One bishop muses on Notre Dame, the president, and the protest generated by their convergence: I am more alarmed that the rhetoric being employed is so uncivil and venomous that it weakens the case we place  before our fellow citizens, … Continue reading

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Science Books

For the past several months, I’ve been mostly disappointed in the fiction I’ve been picking up at the public library. I’ve also exhausted the astronomy section there, too–at least the books published in the past ten years for adults. Earlier … Continue reading

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No Conscience Protections in Beloit

An e-mail correspondent asked me to comment on the situation of Ruth Kolpack and Bishop Robert Morlino. I’m not sure I have anything constructive to say. One, I haven’t read her thesis. Two, I’m not privy to the accurate or … Continue reading

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RCIA 14: More Priests

14. The priest who baptizes an adult or a child of catchetical age should, when the bishop is absent, also confer confirmation, (Rite of Confirmation, Introduction no. 7b) unless this sacrament is to be given at another time (see RCIA … Continue reading

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Preconciliar Bishops Knew

… but did they take the threat seriously? NCR reveals prelates and a pope heard from the founder of a religious order whose apostolate was working with “problem priests.” It’s one instance, but given Father Fitzgerald’s extensive work with many … Continue reading

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More On Translations: The Progressive Solemnity Flaw

South African bishop Edward Risi takes a publicity campaign to the readers of The Southern Cross and explains some of the thought behind the new English translations. Whether or not the bishops there have to pull the translations now or … Continue reading

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“The Right Is Meaner”

Archbishop Chaput compares internet correspondence: The left mail I get will use terrible words but be less vitriolic. They use the F-word and things like that, call me names like that. But the right is meaner, but they’re not as … Continue reading

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