Category Archives: Commentary

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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14th Amendment

The political posts on facebook keep coming. I noticed this week that a few haters of a certain politician were going bananas on her comment regarding the rights of the unborn. For people in my country, the matter in question is … Continue reading

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Readings for Sacraments, End of an Era

With yesterday’s Micah 6 posting, I’ve come to the end of the Reconciliation Lectionary series here. It’s a long one, but still a distant third in popularity compared to weddings and funerals.  Those two combined generate at least 90% of … Continue reading

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On Tributes and Eulogies

My wife says the best EWTN programming is broadcast in the wee hours. She leans to saints and spirituality. She finds a lot of rich material there. Our cable provider doesn’t include EWTN in its package, at least on the … Continue reading

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Not All Are Satisfied

One might say that no one is. I was cruising a few Mother Angelica tributes, and I found two offering interesting contrasts. At PrayTell, they couldn’t get right the spelling of one of her favorite foils in the episcopacy. But … Continue reading

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Crankiness

Surfing around while I was waiting for the timing to be right on running an errand for the young miss, I found this discussion thread aptly named. Back at the student center, I was exposed to young people who had … Continue reading

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Disconnect and Connect

Pewsitter noticed Robert Mickens’ NCR piece and I’m not totally sure if they got it. If the man is reporting what’s happening in the world and in the Church, why shoot the messenger? The pope emeritus is cited: “The obligatory nature … Continue reading

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