Blogging Ahead

Wednesday will find an end to a very long series of posts on the 2007 Aparecida document. Next Sunday, the same end for Pope Francis’ letter urging believers to holiness.

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?

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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2 Responses to Blogging Ahead

  1. Reede says:

    It’s sad. The problem is that this has happened since Cain and Abel, then Judas, then a lot in between and now this dirty and unthinkable time is ours to experience just like those before us did. We only read about this in our Christian history and for some reason never imagined that we would live in times of perdition and martyrdom.
    Personally, I am turning toward my pastor who is currently giving the most profound homilies than before this scandal, to my church family who seems more engaged and loving and to more time before the Blessed Sacrament which after one hour feels like I went to a spa, totally rested and at peace. And finally, I got it! I go to Sunday Mass and lay my burdens down at the altar. Never has this had more meaning and healing effect than now. I’m not a blogger but glad you are!

  2. Mary says:

    I still blog. But not to work things out by writing about them. Instead, I used the medium to document what I’ve found out about the common music – from the lowliest piece of doggerel up, which has engaged ordinary English-speaking Christian people since the 1950s. There have always been, and will always be bad behaviour, grievous sin and deeply wounded victims. The best we can do is minimise the chances and stop repeat offending. And keep striving to know God and follow Christ using whatever means we can, in the midst of the madness.

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