Monthly Archives: January 2013

Skipping The Bishop Step, The Pastor’s Too

Msgr Eamon Martin has skipped the perfunctory step of being an “ordinary” bishop and appears ready to leap right into an archbishopric when Cardinal Sean Brady’s retirement puts an end to a scandal-scarred ministry. Irish Times reporter interpreted Msgr Martin’s … Continue reading

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Kneel Or Not–I Like Not

Deacon Greg pens a manifesto for the good ol’ days. Man, I worry about this guy. He’s been hanging around the wrong crowd, I think. Catechesis is fruitless. We’ve tried. You can show people how it’s done; you can instruct … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Psalm 13

The 13th is one of the more obscure pieces in the Psalter. I find it one of the more passionate expressions of lament in the entire Bible, touching on a basic human fear of loss, ridicule, and abandonment. And so … Continue reading

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A Unique North American Map

Can you imagine a map on which every person counted in the 2010-2011 US and Canadian censuses is represented by a dot? I found the tip on the Universe Today blog. Check it out here. When I zoomed in on … Continue reading

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Entering the Twitterverse

I succumbed to the 21st century yet again. I now tweet. It will be mainly parish-focused, because I don’t think I have any individual reasons to be on Twitter. If you have any suggestions or comments, let me know. They … Continue reading

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On My Bookshelf: Loving Work

I started this great book by Mike Hayes before I went to bed Thursday night at the conference. I finished it on the plane home the next day. Mike is well known in the blogosphere as the co-founder of Busted … Continue reading

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Pray For Us Now

Some Catholics get upset when traditional matters, especially ultimate traditional matters, are messed around with. So the rest of this post comes with a content advisory. One of the things I’d like to do in 2013 is pray for people, … Continue reading

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