Category Archives: The Blogosphere

From Another Camp

It can be hard not to attribute human qualities to institutions. Corporations–some of them, anyway–strive to put a human face on their interactions from lofty perches. Others embrace the robocall. Those voices have inflections, but they don’t answer my questions. … Continue reading

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Persistence of Bad Vision

I continue to be amazed at the persistent misreading of the John Jay Report by many online Catholics. Just recently, a priest blogger offered an off-hand comment that “most of the sex abuse by priests was against young men.” I … Continue reading

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Patheos Catholic Imploding?

Anybody who follows that consortium know what’s going down with Patheos? I knew the Anchoress got a job with another media effort. Is she taking all her pet bloggers with her? Mark Shea said he’s just too busy these days … 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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Down The Rabbit Hole With Accompaniment

I found an interesting discussion thread at CMAA’s forum here. It brings to mind the cartoon Liam has surfaced here. I’ll confess upfront I’ve accompanied or overseen the accompaniment of the Exsultet a number of times. I have no hesitation doing … Continue reading

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A Sign of the Church: Rupture, Not (Necessarily) Blood

I noticed a premise on the Rorate Caeli site here. Citing Thomas Becket via T. S. Eliot, what do you think of the saint’s assertion when confronted with violence and his death? This is the sign of the Church always, … Continue reading

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Year In Review, Open

I don’t recall doing this in any previous year, but as I prepare to lighten the load on WordPress, I was looking back over 2015 on this blog. Just looking. In January, this blog plodded along in documents, mainly the Directory … Continue reading

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