Daily Archives: 22 May 2009

Conscience and Protection

It is also a very bad week for the Catholic hierarchy. Ireland casts a shadow on the whole Church and dredges up anguish of cover-up and sex scandals of past years. One particularly damning letter appears in the NY Times, … Continue reading

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“Not Pro-Abortion”

This has been a rough week for many of my pro-life sisters and brothers. Their single-minded focus doesn’t seem to be getting the love from L’Osservatore Romano. There’s a strategic advantage to being a radical anarchic liberal rebel from authority. … Continue reading

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Institutional Sin, Institutional Consequences

What can one say to this horrific report on the abuse of children who were in the care of the institutional church in Ireland? Many Catholics have already said what I was thinking, feeling it with the disgust I feel. … Continue reading

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A Wedding Music Compass 1.0: Finding Good Musicians

I had a delightful meeting with an engaged couple last night. Their wedding is still nearly a year in the future, but time flies and ducks must be lined up in their row. Plus, with a May wedding, you can’t … Continue reading

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