Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Moral Panic Explained

Mike Lewis at WPI explains the full episode behind the theft of statues at the Vatican’s Amazon synod two years ago. According to Vatican correspondent Austen Ivereigh, they didn’t even do “research”: I noticed that they never actually asked an … Continue reading

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Blogging Ahead Fall 2021

Maybe it’s relief from summer heat but as you may have seen from increased production here the past few weeks, I feel like writing again. Maybe I’ll even include some audio and video things, as my patience for this platform … Continue reading

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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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