Category Archives: Commentary

Four Principles

In a thread on married priests and reform2 at dotCommonweal, commenter Jack Rakosky applied an outline from Evangelii Gaudium suggesting this is how to read Pope Francis. In Chapter IV (EG 217-237) four principles are presented in part III, The … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Ann Walsh

CNS has a nice feature on Sister Mary Ann Walsh. She’s the journalist snapped up by America‘s Matt Malone from the USCCB. Sr Walsh had worked as a spokesperson for the bishops for years. Now we can read more of … Continue reading

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Interest

The young miss emailed me this link and commented, “I thought this was interesting.” Good for her. Like one commentator, I also wish I had written it, as I can agree with every line composed. I think fathers contribute a lion’s … Continue reading

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Spanking

The young miss alerted me to the pope’s remarks about spanking. She was not reading the full general audience address, but a boiled-down version of this: Certainly, he also knows how to correct with firmness: he is not a weak … Continue reading

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Shadows and Obfuscation in New York

Liam sent this link in another thread, but I thought the story of parish closings in a prominent archdiocese deserved its own thread for your commentary. On Tuesday night, for example, Charles Shaw, a parishioner at St. Joseph’s parish in … Continue reading

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What Happens When New Documents Are Poor?

One of the members of the team responsible for Fulfilled in Your Hearing (FIYH, see sidebar) weighs in at PrayTell with a brief review of the new CDWDS document on the homily. It has largely convinced me not to waste my … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

We still have many posts ahead on Mutuae Relationes and the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy. The former will take us to mid-March, and the other, well into April. I’m making a push to get those written up … Continue reading

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