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 Büchel 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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