Daily Archives: 15 May 2014

Where Have All The Bloggers Gone

I was reflecting the other day on how much the Catholic blogosphere has changed in the twelve, thirteen years since I started visiting. I used to think in 2002, 2003-ish that it was too late to start a blog. And I … Continue reading

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Football There and There

ESPN hosts blogs for each of the English Premier League teams. I’ve been following the ones for Swansea and Cardiff most of this past season. Yesterday all twenty sites posted final grades for the teams. B-plus and F, respectively: no surprise … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Lectionary: Ephesians 4:17-24

The Rite of Penance number 158 cites Ephesians 4:1-3, 17-32 as a choice for the sacrament. We looked at verses 1-3 in this post. By skipping verses 4-16, the Lectionary assemblers linked the appeal for unity to a laundry list … Continue reading

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Contracting The culturewar

NCRep takes a look at the confluence of Catholic employment contracts and the culturewar. Pope Francis, by the way, has not pulled a Chamberlain, a MacArthur, or a somebody-in-between on the culturewar, American style. It’s still going. What’s all the … Continue reading

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Dies Domini 54: Radio and Television

What of people who, through no fault of their own, cannot celebrate Mass? What is the role of the celebration of Mass through mass media? This section is titled, “Radio and television,” but today, sixteen years later, we can ask … Continue reading

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The Jackie Letters

That I can throw up a headline like that and most of my readers will know exactly who Jackie is suggests that Mrs Kennedy-Onassis is still a celebrity figure like other one-namers: Madonna, Pink, W, for example. Should such letters … Continue reading

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Helping Engaged Couples

A few months ago I began collecting YouTube links to music that might be chosen for a wedding liturgy. It’s relatively easy to find the mainstream classics–the pieces that were in your and my piano book from our days in … Continue reading

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EG 171: Listening

Pope Francis reminds his readers of the vital distinction between hearing and listening. Most spouses–and all of the successful ones–perceive the difference. And they live it. Listening is essential to ministry. I would go so far to say that the … Continue reading

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