Category Archives: Church News

Pope Benedict’s F

I noticed a letter from Pope Benedict XVI released last night. I took a brief look at it, then spent a bit more time with it today. It’s a frustrating read. I understand complaints about 1968, and about moving forward … Continue reading

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Of A Number Or Two

My parish often sings the Psalm setting from a section of our missal apart from the readings. In this year’s annual edition, Psalm 80 is number 777, and we utilized it this past weekend for the fourth Sunday of Advent. … Continue reading

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Burning Banners

Seems like there’s more to the story than just a priest who links burning rainbow banners with exorcisms, calls for the pope to resign, and gets booted from a wedding at the last minute. I did check a link to … Continue reading

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A Bishop Withdraws

It saddens me but doesn’t surprise me that a bishop like Robert Morneau would withdraw from public ministry for mishandling a case of child sexual abuse. I have a deep respect for the man as a spiritual guide–mainly through his … Continue reading

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Papal Popularity

I see conservative outlets are jumping to report Pope Francis’ popularity is slumping among American Catholics. I think it’s predictable. It may also be a good thing. First, if the Holy Father is a real Jesuit, he won’t care about … Continue reading

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Another Investigation

I notice a bishop has had his customary age-75 resignation accepted, and another bishop has been sent in to investigate and transition until a successor is appointed. I do not know Bishop Michael Bransfield. I did notice this brief bit … Continue reading

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Private Request

An old blogging foil asked me how long it would take for Pope Francis’ silence to bother me. Given the unraveling of the case against his resignation, it would seem that so far, silence from the Chair of Peter is … Continue reading

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