Daily Archives: 11 May 2011

Conroy In Or Out?

So, if … if Father Patrick J. Conroy, SJ’s candidacy as House chaplain is really in trouble, is it because of his province’s nine-figure abuse settlement or the political party of the appointee? Either way it looks like he’s tainted … Continue reading

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A Three Hour Tour?

To hush this thing up, maybe the Vatican needs to suggest that talking about Bill Morris is no longer acceptable. Will Martin B├╝chel be the next bishop to get pink-slipped ahead of the allies of abusers? The Temple Police hope … Continue reading

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Local Wine for Eucharist

Every so often, I run across a story about a vintner providing wine for the celebration of Mass at the local parish. Last semester, when I was planning a liturgy with a group of students at an on-campus apartment, one … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 18: Vatican II on Inculturation

Our history of inculturation brings us to Vatican II: 18. In our own time, the Second Vatican Council recalled that the church “fosters and assumes the ability, resources and customs of each people. In assuming them, the church purifies, strengthens … Continue reading

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What Fathers Understand, and Mothers Don’t

The young miss and I have restarted our routine of last summer: simulated baseball in the backyard. A “hit” past the workshed (or not) is a double (or a single). Home run has to be hit in the air to … Continue reading

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