Category Archives: Commentary

Protecting Your Vote 1: Your Signature

So, this voter and I were having a conversation this past Tuesday. The signature from his voter registration form doesn’t match what’s on his license. Hence a little chat. Now, as an election official, I’ve experienced some hours of training … Continue reading

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Displays

A number of years ago when Ten Commandment fights were de rigeur, a group in my parish wanted to fund a display similar to this one. I didn’t feel like I had a stake in the discussion, but I did wonder … Continue reading

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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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