Category Archives: Hermeneutic of Subtraction

The Morning After

I had trouble falling asleep last night. I think, or rather hope, it was more because of a lingering nasty flu than the political news I was following yesterday. I finally drifted off between coughs about 4am. But given the wild … Continue reading

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No Trump, Not Not Trump

I post less on politics these days. Certainly not because I lack interest. Not because I’ve moved on from a state with fairly deep political sensibilities. Really, it’s more because I believe more in local politics. And since few of my … Continue reading

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Punishment By Subtraction

A relative newcomer to my new parish suggested that pictures of two of our four former pastors be removed from a wall on the concourse between our nave, social hall, and faith formation wing. The offense? It’s a substantial one: appearance on this … Continue reading

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The Passing of Heroes

Not just mine, but other people’s. And even people I don’t consider as heroes. My brother passed around on facebook a meme or two that expressed a certain wishfulness about David Bowie and Glenn Frey and a certain reality-tv clan, … Continue reading

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What Is The Pope’s Intention?

I saw a bit of fuss here and there in the Catholic blogosphere about Pope Francis’ January intention. His video message, translated, in part: Many think differently, feel differently, seeking God or meeting God in different ways. In this crowd, … Continue reading

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Complaint And Content

I see Sandro Magister leaked a document of complaint about synod15 procedures and focus. On the latter: (V)arious fathers have expressed concern that a synod designed to address a vital pastoral matter – reinforcing the dignity of marriage and family … Continue reading

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Of Zeitgeist

The Catholic blogosphere can be vexing, amusing, and amateurish–all in one swoop. Also earnest. In today’s Catholic Church there’s definitely an undercurrent of wishfulness. Wish it were three years ago, or a hundred and three? These guys (and it’s mostly … Continue reading

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