Category Archives: Commentary

Where Will Cross-Fertilization Be Found?

The fiftieth anniversary of a pope’s first vernacular Mass in centuries has drawn a lot of comment around the blogosphere. I have seen cited a wish, cited by Pope Benedict XVI, I think, that the traditional Latin Mass and the … Continue reading

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Pope Francis On Fifty Years

There’s been much discussion at PrayTell on the Mass fifty years after Pope Paul broke the modern language barrier with Mass in Italian. Fr Anthony Ruff, sans ticket, was there for the courtyard experience, and reports here on what Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Open Thread On Born Again

Our friend Dick Martin posted again, if you follow the recent comments. On an OCF post, he wrote: “One day we shall joyfully greet him/her again when the love of Christ, which conquers all things, destroys even death itself.” This … Continue reading

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The Slow Boat From Ghana

I scanned through the usual internet sources for furor, or even just comment, on Archbishop Palmer-Buckle’s interview touching on remarriage, Communion, gays, and polygamy. A bit of furor at Pewsitter, sure. I see Grant Gallicho picked up the story for … Continue reading

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Piero Marini Pulled From CDWDS Assignment

From PrayTell, a Rome source telling us that the post-conclave rumors were true: Pope Francis was thinking about appointing Archbishop Piero Marini to CDWDS. Why on earth would he do that? Years of loyal service to two popes Expert in … Continue reading

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Four Principles

In a thread on married priests and reform2 at dotCommonweal, commenter Jack Rakosky applied an outline from Evangelii Gaudium suggesting this is how to read Pope Francis. In Chapter IV (EG 217-237) four principles are presented in part III, The … Continue reading

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Sister Mary Ann Walsh

CNS has a nice feature on Sister Mary Ann Walsh. She’s the journalist snapped up by America‘s Matt Malone from the USCCB. Sr Walsh had worked as a spokesperson for the bishops for years. Now we can read more of … Continue reading

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