Daily Archives: 13 September 2013

Bishops Lobby Young Theologians

Representative US bishops have a meeting with representative young theologians. Is there a bit of snark and cafeteria Catholicism in this story? CTSA head Richard Gaillardetz: And it is mildly disappointing to me that the bishops don’t want to work … Continue reading

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Redemptionis Sacramentum 71-72

The Sign (Act?) of Peace is considered. RS got some attention because of the tone of the restriction of the priest to the sanctuary for the time of it. Let’s read first a clarification of the significance of the act: [71.] … Continue reading

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GMD 24-25: Discomfort with “Evangelization”

The bishops who wrote Go and Make Disciples in the early 90’s acknowledged concerns about the term. Maybe they should have come up with the moniker “new evangelization” all those years ago. It sure seems to have caught on more … Continue reading

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Providence’s Bishop Thomas Tobin’s interview included this aside in a response to another question: The other thing I want to say though, is that I’m a little bit disappointed in Pope Francis that he hasn’t, at least that I’m aware … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Monsignori?

Monsignor = My Lord. The word is out: the title is on hold, maybe for a while. No more lords, and excising one layer of ecclesial aristocracy? Maybe that’s good. Maybe really good. That said, the finest priest for whom … Continue reading

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How Does Science Fiction Age?

The week before last, I found Isaac Asimov’s fourth Foundation novel in the university’s library. A good find, as Foundation’s Edge is missing from the public library. One can read the Foundation stories (the five short stories and four novellas … Continue reading

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