Where this site goes from there, I’m not sure. There’s a fifteenth anniversary of blogging coming up. I’ll probably still be writing then. Twentieth, maybe or maybe not.
Some of my strong feelings about Church administration have faded, or gotten worked out. the dunderheaded handling of clerical abuse has chased a few friends and family members away. I have a hard time condemning people for leaving. In the eyes of many, remaining Catholic equates with accepting the authority of men who have disregarded virtue and done more to conserve material wealth than either our spiritual heritage or the people who look to religious figures for leadership. My seven years in campus ministry (2008-15) insulated me from the tail end of a generational abandonment of Sunday Mass.
The older I get, the less I find I have to contribute to a public discussion of church issues. Some opinions have crystallized. Some are less firm. I’m getting to the age where it’s time for a new generation to yank things away from mine.
That said, regular posting may devolve to a few times a week rather than twice or more a day. Any regular readers out there still blogging?