Category Archives: Commentary

What A Difference A Day Makes

In the old days, I’d be gone for a week or two–camping or on retreat–and some news item would explode. Events like the Nixon capitulation in ’74, Elvis in ’77, or Oklahoma City in 1995. I took a pilgrimage day … Continue reading

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More Stars

Concerns written here of the addition of stars to the US flag. History buffs are free to correct me, but I can’t think of circumstances in which people routinely counted the number of white stars on the blue background of … Continue reading

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Guess Who’s Disinvited Now?

I might part company with people who perceive themselves as close to me in political belief on this opinion. A spokesperson for a prominent politician was asked to leave a restaurant after her party was served the snack course. I … Continue reading

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Rocco’s “Whisperfeed” alerted me to concern and complaints about another bishop, and an apostolic visitation in his diocese, Memphis. Local news read here. When an archbishop or two are called off the Confirmation circuit by the Vatican to poke around, … Continue reading

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Which Of the Six?

Commenting here, Liam wondered where this news falls on the scale of the six. I don’t know if that’s a direct invitation to comment. But seeing as I’ve offered no commentary outside of documents for a week or two, I’ll … Continue reading

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After An Error

PrayTell noticed this serious typo from the St Louis archdiocesan print organ reporting on a diaconate ordination. I thought the apology Liam linked there was appropriate. In part: The error embarrassed Archbishop Robert J. Carlson, the newly ordained deacons and … Continue reading

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Parents of Liturgists

In my three decades of liturgical ministry, I believe I may have spent one Mother’s Day with my mom–the year we adopted the young miss and my family was graced with a visit from back east. Funny how today’s holiday … Continue reading

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