Category Archives: Commentary

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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What A Difference A Year Makes

I was thinking US politics. Outsiders getting some heavy support. Losers in this election year will have good reason to take things pretty hard. Will any of them be good losers, too? And if not, what will happen? I was … Continue reading

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Redesigning With Women

I read that a musical has saved Alexander Hamilton’s bust on the $10 bill. President #7 will be replaced by an abolitionist on the $20. I think we’re way overdue for an overhaul on redesigns on US paper money. My … Continue reading

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An Absent or Active God?

An interesting essay at the Chant Cafe here. Kathy Pluth picks up on Cardinal Sarah’s continuing sojourn in the seventies to posit two constrasting view of Church and how worship follows from each. I like the question: do we see … Continue reading

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