Category Archives: Commentary

Waiting For Good News

So, a lot of heat and a bit of light for the unfortunate March For Life post-game between Native Americans protesting their own thing, and Trump-attired Catholic teen boys waiting for the bus. Until this story broke, most of what … Continue reading

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Catholic Historians On Abuse And Cover-Up

An interesting bit on a meeting of Catholic historians here. According to those who’ve studied it, the epicenters are not Boston, Philadelphia, or the environs of Archbishop McCarrick: Instead, rural, Western dioceses such as Fairbanks, Alaska; Helena, Montana; and Spokane, … Continue reading

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Good Times, Not

NCR’s MSW pontificates on the US bishops and the hopes and fears for 2019. He cited a correspondent and a bishop from history. Lay person first: When the hierarchy turned their backs on the poor, the suffering, the marginalized, the … Continue reading

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Mite, Not Might

This has become an internet meme of sorts: A poor person never gave anybody charity, not of any real volume. Jerry Falwell, Jr. And, there’s the Bible: (Jesus) looked up and saw rich people putting their gifts into the treasury; … Continue reading

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A New Year, A Century Ago

Last month, my family began binge-watching Downton Abbey. Its treatment of the so-called Great War was striking. As I was surfing a bit today, I asked the google about New Year’s 1919 and one of the articles linked was this … Continue reading

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Resolutions, Over and Over

Finding I’ve already slipped in one personal resolution, I want to spin a confident notion, now that we are some hours into a new year. The passage of time gives us numerous opportunities for changing and recommitting one’s life. Resolutions … 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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