Category Archives: Commentary

Five Questions, Plus

My friend Charles and I part company on the value we place on the Rorate Caeli site. I’ll end commentary on the source with that, but offer his five questions here: 1. Since the promulgation of the Pauline Missal (c.1970) … Continue reading

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Culture of Complaint Surfaces

Anonymity is the best policy. Edward Pentin at NCReg: Such is the climate in much of today’s Church, one of the appeal’s chief organizers told the Register that most of the signatories prefer to remain publicly anonymous because they “fear … Continue reading

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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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