Daily Archives: 10 May 2013

Another Bishop Under Fire

This latest episcopal misadventure has sort of a Mahony in February vibe. Or Bishop Bill, if you prefer. Given that Roberto Gonzalez Nieves is not a cardinal, but more than an Outback bishop, I suspect this will go less successfully … Continue reading

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Pickled Peppers

From CNS today: Using a phrase that translates literally as “the face of a pickled pepper,” Pope Francis said that when Christians have more of a sourpuss than a face that communicates the joy of being loved by God, they … Continue reading

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The Frequently Scheduled One

Grant Gallicho levels a devastating post on the Frequently Misspelled Scheduled One and the active ordinary of his archdiocese. And just when you thought the episcopal attack on the truth couldn’t get any more brazen: (Archbishop Gomez) does have the … Continue reading

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Astro Ramadan

I see that Muslims in France have adopted an astronomical start to Ramadan, rather than believe their eyes on that first crescent moon in the western sky. Muslim scientists have been arguing for using astronomy to¬† determine Islamic dates for … Continue reading

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The piece on Rock’s Twitter feed caught my eye. Pope Francis addressing women religious in Rome, more so. Especially this bit: We think of the harm inflicted on the People of God by men and women of the Church who … Continue reading

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Pacem In Terris 46-47: Relations Between Individuals and the Public Authorities

What is the status of a citizen, especially a believer, with regard to her or his legal government and associated authorities? Pope John cites the Golden Mouth, as well as Pope Leo XIII: 46. Human society can be neither well-ordered … Continue reading

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FBV 33

Saint Paul’s third and final entry in this round-of-27: So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love. So far, so good, for the apostle to the Gentiles, at least in the Twilling Twenty-Seven. Though … Continue reading

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Lincoln Still An Outlier

The 2012 annual report on the Charter is up at USCCB. Let’s consult a map: The USCCB president: I acknowledge with great appreciation all those who contributed time and effort to this significant achievement. At the same time, we also … Continue reading

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