Category Archives: Church News

Climate Change

As I was reading Mollie Wilson O’Reilly’s post-game, it occurred to me it’s some contrast with Ross Douthat’s fracture. Perhaps the Church is more governed by the Holy Spirit when people sit down and talk than when one side or another … Continue reading

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By The Bay

I’ve been following the laity-archbishop kerfuffle in San Francisco somewhat closely. Frequent commenter Jimmy Mac sends me updates. Catholic bloggers near and far–but mostly far–weigh in regularly. Opinion polls are now popping up–and most pollees seem to think Archbishop Cordileone … Continue reading

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Resistance

Back in the 80’s I remember a common criticism of liberation theology is that it was too beholden to the political expression of marxism. I was amused to see those rogue bishops explicitly calling themselves by a political term. Not … Continue reading

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How Long Does Discernment Take?

Liam broke the news here a little while ago. The major Catholic internet news outlets are already on it. The Holy Father has accepted the resignation of the rights and privileges of a cardinal … presented by His Eminence Cardinal … Continue reading

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More on the Jubilee of Mercy

Liam broke the news here in our comboxes, and Vatican Radio has more details at this location. If I’m still blogging in 2016, how would you propose we observe the Jubilee of Mercy? Off the top of my head, I’m … Continue reading

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Francis on Benedict

Perhaps somewhere there is a quote from the man of Assisi about the man of Nursia. But this is from the recent Mexican interview with the present-day Pope Francis. Speaking of his predecessor’s resignation: I think that what Pope Benedict … Continue reading

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Conflict of Charitable Interest

CNS reported in a brief that Catholic Relief Services defended itself against accusations that it cooperated in providing contraceptives in Kenya. The concerted campaigns against charity and justice arms of the USCCB continue. I find them disconcerting, and frankly, not … Continue reading

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