Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Fr Martin’s Gray Hat Penalty

I awoke this morning to a weird dream. Father Jim Martin was returning a kick in a professional football game, and got a bad ruling as he was running along his own goal line, evading tacklers. The play was blown … Continue reading

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For The Next Few Months, Anyway

Grateful for a new friend‘s advice on dodging the heinous “upgrade” to wordpress. Master control had taken over the admin pages a few days ago. I had been dodging the new block editor by insisting on classic editor post by … Continue reading

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Critic on Critics

Every so often I visit the Musica Sacra Forum. More often in the past when one friend or another invited me to check on a topic. (One late friend always held out hope I would join, but …) More often … Continue reading

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Liking The Wrong Kind Of Ideology

Disliking people and advocating for their “cancellation” is hardly a staple of those currently in political ascendancy. Anyone who believes themselves in ascendancy seems to want to wade in those waters. A social media friend noticed a conservative fanboy criticizing a … Continue reading

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Addressing The Racism At EWTN

People asking EWTN to pull their contributions. It looks like a promising tack in response to the sacking of Gloria Purvis. Mark Shea wants the network to go whole hog on him:  I hope others involved with the EWTN Empire … Continue reading

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Fuel For Fire

I think it would take a whole college semester to analyze the post-Vatican II traditional movement in liturgy. We think the dogmatic councils of other eras settled things once and for all. But they really didn’t. After every council there … Continue reading

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On Hate Porn

Blogger Rebecca Hamilton offers a devastating critique of some elements of Catholicism here. She speaks of the agitation for public Masses as a form of “hate porn.” I think the “hate” fits the discussion thread I linked last Friday. While … Continue reading

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A Bad Look

Checking a few internet sites, I ran across a most interesting thread at a church music site. One commenter there: This thread is a bad look for the forum. The thread in question is titled, “Bishop Schneider Speaks Out,” and … Continue reading

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On Homeschooling

A social media friend not connected with the Catholic culturewar posted, to my surprise, a tweet by an old St Blogger. The criticism of a WaPo comment is apt. I think the “perspective” published below is wack. First, a few … Continue reading

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What’s Next? Not Sure

In another week, the church document Christus Vivit gets a wrap. It’s been in the publication queue for some days now. I hear the Amazon synod summary is on its way. I’ve seen leaks about it on an alarmist site … Continue reading

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WPI

I’ve recently noticed a 22-person blog, Where Peter Is. One of my parishioners sent me a few recent essays from there after I rendered my opinion on a certain ex-nuncio who has inspired quite a bit of Catholic dissent these … Continue reading

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The 67% Tithe, And Other Employment Matters

Not to belabor connections with the CMAA’s forum, I did find this thread on which I’m in total agreement, sympathy, etc. with the viewpoints expressed there. Regarding the need to support a young family, this comment: Usually priests have no … Continue reading

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Facebook Unfriends Saint Augustine

A few of my facebook friends from the old blogging days are fussing about this quote being cited as a violation of courtesy on the social media behemoth: Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will … Continue reading

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Teilhard, Attack And Defense

I found myself on the fringes of a facebook discussion about Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the concern over his being the subject of a fandom and his supposedly foundational racism, his defense at commonweal, and the suggestion this defense is … Continue reading

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Update

It seems like four out of five times I begin to write a blog post, I ask myself, why? My reading for enjoyment has picked up quite a bit the past two months. But instead of writing a book review … Continue reading

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