Daily Archives: 13 June 2011


A month ago Jimmy Mac sent me a link to the NCR piece by Bill Tammeus “Forgiveness for sex abuse doesn’t come cheap.” As I was sorting through several days of e-mails and links this one struck me. I’d like … Continue reading

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Refusal to Bear Pitchforks

When you’re retired, I guess you’re fearless in the face of the hierarchy. Diocesan spokesman Ned McGrath couldn’t get off “serious liturgical abuses.” There were several, serious liturgical abuses at that service. It’s disheartening that a Detroit priest would preside … Continue reading

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Welcome Them All

All are welcome? Amen to that. America links to St Cecilia Parish in the Boston archdiocese that saw the Temple Police temporarily triumphant. Until the pastor, Rev. John J. Unni, simply preached the Gospel: You are welcome here, gay or … Continue reading

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Students Have It Easy?

I don’t want to put words into commenter David D’s mouth, but in the thread below about alcohol, he does bring up twice the notion that universities are not as demanding of students as they could be or should be. … Continue reading

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More Losing

Mowed the grass for the first time in two weeks. I have an old pair of grass-stained pants that were a tight fit the last time I did yard work. They fit well today. It’s not really accurate to weigh … Continue reading

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Women Priests

The discussion is up at PrayTell about an NPR piece on Catholic women defiantly serving as priests. The usual apologist line has ensued: Now it’s true, they are claiming to be priests when they actually aren’t … The least the … Continue reading

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Priests’ Plunder

Do you think bishops will have a different approach to clergy theft as they did on sex? DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin on Rev John Regan: Today, Mr. Regan pled guilty to some very serious charges. He admitted he … Continue reading

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Varietates Legitimae 47: Avoiding Religious Syncretism

What about non-Christian religious practices, though morally and spiritually valuable? There is a notion that one religion is pretty much the same as another, but the Church wants to ensure that message is not what is communicated through the rites. … Continue reading

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