Daily Archives: 27 October 2014


My young friend Elise sang brilliantly at her senior recital this past weekend. Lots of classical stuff and the usual art songs. I was delighted with William Bolcom’s “Amor.” I don’t have a medium of my friend’s version, but I … Continue reading

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Fr Anthony posted at PrayTell today that it’s been two months since the CDWDS head was shipped off to Valencia. I wondered over there if all of the Holy Father’s candidates have turned him down. What if you posted a job … Continue reading

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My wife greeted me with “Happy Anniversary!” this morning. “Anni” is not operative, truly. It’s been 225 months, 75 seasons, 18.75 years. WordPress sent me 8th anniversary greetings, too. I don’t follow those commemorations as closely. It will be ten … Continue reading

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The Synod Fathers Speak 10: Looking Ahead With Prayer

For reference, the so-called “short” document is online is here, in English. Today, I’ll reproduce the bishops’ final request of us, that we journey with them on this pilgrimage: We Synod Fathers ask you walk with us towards the next Synod. … Continue reading

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The Precipice

Ross Douthat wrings his hands in the NYT: (A)dmitting the divorced-and-remarried to communion … conflicts sharply with the church’s historic teaching on marriage’s indissolubility. Except that it really doesn’t. Did he say “precipice”? I like to watch a bit when … Continue reading

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DPPL 108: Five Christmas Contributions of Popular Piety

How would you assess popular piety along these five points? 108. Much of the richness and complexity of the mystery of the Lord’s manifestation is reflected in displays of popular piety, which is especially sensitive to the childhood of Christ … Continue reading

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