Category Archives: Commentary

Who Orbits?

From Pope Francis’s TED talk this week: How wonderful would it be if the growth of scientific and technological innovation would come along with more equality and social inclusion. How wonderful would it be, while we discover faraway planets, to … Continue reading

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Keep ‘Em Guessing

On my facebook page this morning, recommendations to join these groups: Traditional Orthodoxy and Ultimate Lesbians. Also something suggesting I go for a hot air balloon ride in Sweden. Only 20 000 kronor. I make it a habit to minimize my … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure, No Skill At Correction

I was following last week’s United story. It occurred to me that one of the problems broadly in the human race, and perhaps America in particular, is the inability to make a sincere apology. Amazingly enough, Sean Spicer might have … Continue reading

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About This Site

You have arrived at the main page of a mostly-inactive site. That said, there are no plans to dismantle, edit, or further organize the posts assembled under the header. Most people visit to find or get advice about Scripture readings … Continue reading

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On Clerical Culture

About that abuse report in Australia, commentators and experts take aim at clerical culture. Father Thomas Doyle: If you want to recommend one thing, it is that there has to be a primary concern on the care of the present … Continue reading

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What Another Month May Bring

I’m less inclined than I was at the dawn of this blog to share much personal stuff. The most interesting aspects of church ministry involve things that are either privileged and confidential information or just better unshared with the populace … Continue reading

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RIP Celebrities and Others

If you go by pop culture and one of its more visible facets, Facebook, 2016 was a bad year.  There is wonderment about the non-participation of Keith Richards (among others), and a wistful hope about the Kardashians (among others) joining the … Continue reading

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