Daily Archives: 13 April 2009

Twice-A-Year or Once-A-Month?

Overheard, as the tale goes, after church yesterday: “Now I remember why I hardly ever come to church. Complete lack of variety and imagination.” “What do you mean?” comes the reply. “They only seem to know two songs here, ‘O … Continue reading

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Mean Plus Hubris

John Allen had a sensible bit of commentary last week. Not only have (my words) some of the Catholic Right polished their mean streak, but Allen’s words: In a recent essay for National Review Online, noted Catholic author George Weigel … Continue reading

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Local Economy, Platinum Suckers

As parishioners suffer job loss and cutbacks, and our parish and campus ministry endowments shrink, thus facing less funding for the coming year, I look around and I ask myself: what’s different about my city? Students are still lugging backpacks … Continue reading

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