Category Archives: Commentary

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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A Year, Or Even More, Here And There

Somewhat cross-posting from my fb page. But a bit more in detail. Then I noticed a Pittsburgh initiative. Bishop David Zubik has announced a Year of Repentance in which all clergy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are asked to fast … Continue reading

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9/11 on 17

Now and then, I post on 9/11. About it, rather. This from seven years ago. Pope Benedict and Psalm 3: hard to find better than that. Certainly an improvement over which president disrespected the observance and how. Loved ones of … Continue reading

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Poor Persecuted Person

Blogger Rod Dreher takes a break from the Pope Francis Archbishop Viganò to complain about persecution in the age of mercy. I’m generally not in favor of people losing jobs. I’ve lost a few in my history–not a pleasant experience. … 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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What Could Popes Have Known?

Archbishop Viganò’s central premise is that two popes knew about Archbishop McCarrick’s abuse of seminarians and its cover-up among American prelates. Granted, Richard Sipe’s letters and other efforts are pretty damning. Even the ex-nuncio’s testimony has the ring of truth … Continue reading

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Francis Frustrates Critics

With this: I read the statement this morning and, sincerely, I must say this to you and anyone interested: Read that statement attentively and make your own judgment. I think the statement speaks for itself, and you have a sufficient … Continue reading

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