Category Archives: Politics

Basic Morality: Means, Ends

I have been following the PP video capture first via America where I noted that Sam Sawyer, SJ (here and especially¬†here) was insufficiently congruent to the angry pro-life position offered there. I wasn’t surprised to find Mark Shea weighing in … Continue reading

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Musical Critique

Jimmy Mac sent me this link to a brief opinion piece at The Tablet. For me, the text and commentariat both illustrate perfectly how the hermeneutic of subtraction has infiltrated both the realms of religion and music. Many remarks give … Continue reading

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Discrimination

I have my doubts about Fr Robert Imbelli’s doubts on the America editorial reacting to same-sex unions being drawn under the umbrella of civil marriage in the US. To begin with, I’m in something of a protected state with regard … Continue reading

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A Costly Enrichment

A parable at work, but it’s doubtful our corporate masters are heeding the tale. Image credit.

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Group Decisions in Freedom

Parish meetings get bogged down this past year? Consider inviting Saint Ignatius to the deliberations. Considering the day, perhaps a note on freedom, since we Americans are somewhat mindful of that on the 4th: Central to this method is the … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Ruling

I’m not sure why the Supreme Court’s ruling today is either a surprise or really a cause for alarm for Catholics. People outside the Church do as they please. They live together outside of marriage. They make commitments firm and … Continue reading

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Option?

Liam linked to an interesting, but somewhat scattered/brief look at the Benedict Option here. Political philosophy is not my thing. I admit being unschooled in exactly what the BO is–I was thinking it was the meme Small Church Getting Smaller … Continue reading

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