Category Archives: Church News

Overestimating

The celibacy kerfuffle continues to burn in the hearts and computers of some Catholics. I wonder if it’s not much less of a concern than some make it out to be. John Allen muses on it here, and I wonder … Continue reading

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Making It Up As We Go Along

As of this morning, it seems our pope emeritus isn’t pleased his name was attached to that book on celibacy. Take it off, he instructs. That will certainly put an interesting twist on various interpretations con and pro coming from … Continue reading

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Follow The Money

If you thought Fulton Sheen’s sainthood delay was a sorrow, I think I can suggest a cleric who will never be cited in a future Roman martyrology: Joseph Ratzinger, the recipient of the biggest chunk of largesse from the retired, … Continue reading

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Grumble

My wife noted the third verse of John Foley’s song rather apt this Advent. He channels James 5:9: Beloved, do not grumble against one another, so that you may not be judged. One of our retired priests made an offhand … Continue reading

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Disbelief

I see the Sheen Beatification Adventure has taken a new twist or two. Nosy people have outed the Diocese of Rochester and its bishop as the source of concern heard and noted at Rome for the sainthood cause of their … Continue reading

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The Peanut Gallery

I noticed that Fulton Sheen’s beatification is delayed. Apparently the devil’s advocate or whatever they call the process in Rome, wasn’t satisfactory to “several” US bishops. Lots of Catholics up-in-arms about it, pinning the blame on their favorite prelates, the … Continue reading

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And Then There Were Two

The word’s out today that GIA is absorbing WLP. I have friends and contacts in both organizations. I suspect a little holiday uncertainty and a pile of work ahead is causing a bit of stress across Chicagoland. GIA has been … Continue reading

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