Except for LA, posting here has been rather light here the past few weeks. Some of that was my conference. But I’ll also suggest that the late stories coming out of the blogosphere and the Catholic internet in general have been dispiriting. To say the least. Like here. Or here.
As I get older, I find I have less stomach for what seemed to fuel my stomach years ago. Or what seems to be common table fare for many of the Catholic bloggers these days. This kind of stuff is pretty exciting talk over coffee and a donut in the church hall. Otherwise, perhaps this rara avis blogger has a better set of notions, though there’s no accounting for the light reply population.
Maybe I would have been interested in the general liturgical news of interest, like this one, even as recently as a few months ago. But even this sort of thing grows boring.
One of the episodes that I’ve been following with interest, but with very little enthusiasm, is the ongoing saga in my old diocese. Did the predator priest get too liberal a pass from his bishop and continue on the prowl? At this point, who cares? We’ve seen enough from the players there to get the measure of the men involved. Does it matter to me if a bishop resigns, goes to jail, or continues in an embattled and discredited ministry? I’d still consider him an improvement on his predecessor–and what does that tell you about the state of affairs in the episcopacy.
Meanwhile, I’ve joined the local astronomy club. I’m getting prepared for my musical. The students have hit town in force. Real ministry and real life beckons. Hopefully for you readers, too.