Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Write Ahead

It seems like we’ve been locked into two-at-a-time documents here for awhile, one liturgical and one other. We’re getting to the end of the synod report. What should we do next? There are about forty-plus questions in a survey linked … Continue reading

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Secret Salaries

I’ve noticed some of the hand-wringing about the Sony email hacking is about the publication of salaries. I think it used to be considered gauche to tell how much people earned. I was in a parish where the pastor was … Continue reading

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Stunning

Leaving aside any change in doctrine, what a difference a change of tone makes. Included in James Martin’s piece, a citation from the synod document: Without denying the moral problems connected to homosexual unions it has to be noted that … Continue reading

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If It Is Archbishop Cupich …

… the prelate identified with this statement: Very caustic language wears thin quickly. I think my approach works better in the long run. The man is definitely not a culturewarrior. Mark Shea is a skeptic. His commentariat comes down mostly … Continue reading

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DPPL 18: Sacred Images

The DPPL will discuss the use of sacred images. Just to whet the appetite: 18. The use of sacred images is of major importance in the whole area of popular piety, since culturally and artistically they assist the faithful in encountering … Continue reading

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DPPL 17: Song and Music

Singing our spiritual life: a reality that sparks much heat, and even a little light now and then. Revised or new music might be needed: 17. Song, a natural expression of the soul of any nation, plays an important role … Continue reading

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Blogging Schedule Ahead

With the onset of the US bishops’ Fortnight, this site will honor free Christian women and review some of their accomplishments over the next two weeks. Over the centuries, they only sought to be free to serve, honoring the movement of … Continue reading

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