Category Archives: Commentary

Curia Averted

Robert Mickens describes and assesses reform-in-progress, an assessment of doing (or not doing) rather than just write about it in a document. (In that light, I wonder if I should reconsider the ten years of picking through Church docs here.) … Continue reading

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Bishop Accountability

Liam linked word of the Holy Father’s motu proprio on bishop accountability. I haven’t found the actual text yet, but I’m sure it’s soon to be out. I noticed this: … the competent Congregation of the Roman Curia may initiate … Continue reading

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Searching for Decency

MSW @ NCRep lowers the boom on witch hunts and their observers, calling out the Lepanto Institute, among others. LI, in turn, has a condemnation petition on their site. I’d have more to say about this in the old days. … Continue reading

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Gorilla Commentary

This msn headline depicting “grief and outrage” is already behind the times. I’ve seen pushback on social media in the other direction. Naturally, abortion is painted into the commentary. I think that affection for animals is based in virtue. Many human … Continue reading

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A Dime For Trans

It was a hundred years ago that the American ten cent piece was redesigned, and who is it that graces the obverse (front) of the small silver disk? Is it Liberty, the goddess that fronted so many American coins until … Continue reading

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The Morning After

I had trouble falling asleep last night. I think, or rather hope, it was more because of a lingering nasty flu than the political news I was following yesterday. I finally drifted off between coughs about 4am. But given the wild … Continue reading

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Timing the Drop-Out

The Post-Confirmation Summit in Rhode Island last month addressed inactive Catholics after the “graduation” sacrament. According to research conducted by The Dynamic Catholic Institute, 85 percent of young Catholics stop actively engaging in their faith after receiving the sacrament of … Continue reading

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