Daily Archives: 26 April 2012

Can Bad People Do Good Things?

Even a curious complaint can be a starter for a very interesting discussion. My critical commenter would seem to have dismissed Woody Allen, not because of his skill (or lack thereof) as a filmmaker, but from his “lacking in basic … Continue reading

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When Does Gratitude Get Ugly?

It’s not a rhetorical question. When I heard that James Martin’s Twitter effort to express gratitude to American women religious was picking up steam, I was also thinking, uh-oh the ugly is on its way, too. He has the results … Continue reading

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RNS Features Cleveland Parishioner

It’s too bad the headline speaks of a fight and a win, but if a contest between a bishop and a lay person must be spoken of as a conflict, it might be better for the lay person to come … Continue reading

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Francis and the Fortress

Francis of Assisi and Martin Luther. If this were a Protestant poll, it might be no contest. But there have been a few surprises in polling so far. Here’s your ballot: FortressĀ outpolled Lord of the Dance in round 1 21-13. … Continue reading

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GDC 237: “The inspiring criteria of the formation of catechists”

Today, five criteria for forming catechists. Are the criteria themselves inspiring? Or does the formation of catechists itself require inspiration? 237. An adequate conception of the formation of catechists must always take prior note of some of the criteria which … Continue reading

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