Category Archives: bishops

On Bishop Barron

Bishop Barron seems to be getting some pushback for his talk at USCCB this week (like here), from his advocacy for Jordan Peterson (whom I had to look up–ick!), to his comment about “dumbing down the faith.” I will confess … Continue reading

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Bishops Meet

The US bishops are meeting in Baltimore this week. Foregoing, I hear, ritzier digs in California. On fb, I posted this brief essay from my new archbishop. In it, a quote from a book he was reading, The Boys In … Continue reading

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Welcome

I mentioned to my boss I was considering going to the welcome Mass for Seattle’s new archbishop. Next thing I got a call asking if I would like to represent the deanery in the entrance procession. My wife said, “I … Continue reading

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On Retreat

Most of the US bishops are finishing up their retreat today. I’ve had them in mind and prayer. I’ve also had in mind a discussion I once had with their defenders. My comment involved something like a question: why do … Continue reading

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Good Times, Not

NCR’s MSW pontificates on the US bishops and the hopes and fears for 2019. He cited a correspondent and a bishop from history. Lay person first: When the hierarchy turned their backs on the poor, the suffering, the marginalized, the … Continue reading

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Just Let The Guilty Resign

Check this opinion piece from northern Wisconsin. Most importantly, Catholics want a housecleaning, because they know nothing less will do. They want fresh leaders for the good of the church. They say the current process of selecting and promoting bishops … Continue reading

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On Bishops

I’ve been trying to avoid church news lately. But being a Catholic on social media, it’s hard to escape the commentary. The USCCB plight brings to mind this children’s book from a previous generation. One might say a more innocent … Continue reading

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