Category Archives: Commentary

The Dilemma of Mr Moore

There’s nothing positive to say about this defense of US Senate candidate Roy Moore: Mary was a teenager and Joseph was an adult carpenter A few of my Catholic fb friends took deep offense at it. I certainly would. I … Continue reading

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Pouting On The Porch

An unfortunate and inaccurate piece of the headline at RNS: heresy debate divides church. Francis issued a video message to a conference organized by Italian bishops on his controversial 2016 document on family life, “The Joy of Love.” The document has … Continue reading

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A Theologian Resigns

I see some concern on the part of a high-ranking USCCB theologian/employee being asked to submit his resignation. Story here. I’ve blogged on Fr Weinandy a few times in the past, but not in several years, not since the 2011 … Continue reading

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I see that football owner has now apologized for a second time that “inmate” comment. A few more-or-less related comments: I don’t know that Mr McNair engaged in a malaprop (prison and asylum don’t quite sound the same) as much … Continue reading

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Pro Pope Francis

Some discussion at PrayTell on the petition of encouragement for Pope Francis. Some of the discussion involves thoughtfulness on the demerits of signing. From Fr Anthony Ruff: I admit that I’m a bit uneasy with this thing. It feels to … Continue reading

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Girls For Eagle

I’ve seen a few things on social media today about the decision to have females in what was known as “Boy Scouts.” I was once active in the Scouting movement and I have mixed feelings on this development. I recognize … Continue reading

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Third Law

Newton’s Third Law governs our universe where objects and forces are involved. In the realm of human social interaction, people have yet to be quantified to the extent Asimov’s fictional psychohistory suggests, but there is often a result from the … Continue reading

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