Category Archives: The Blogosphere

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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Blogging Ahead

Wednesday will find an end to a very long series of posts on the 2007 Aparecida document. Next Sunday, the same end for Pope Francis’ letter urging believers to holiness. Where this site goes from there, I’m not sure. There’s … Continue reading

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What’s Around, What’s Up Ahead

Site traffic keeps pace as people come here looking for wedding and funeral readings. I somewhat miss the repartee of the old days. For that, I guess there’s still Facebook. Pope Francis’ address the other week to the bishops of … Continue reading

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Usefulness

I notice from facebook, the NYT, and other media the dust-up from that Catholic-Evangelical skepticism in La Civiltà Cattolica still has legs. It seems that a non-American might not be totally up-to-speed on the complexities of Catholic-Evangelical bedfellowship. I confess I … Continue reading

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On Social Media

I was slow to tackle blogging. The same is true for other presently popular social media. I began on facebook in 2008 when the pastor who hired me at the student center informed me I “had” to have a fb … Continue reading

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The Cardinal Müller Tempest

Bad weather continues in a corner of the Catholic blogosphere over a supposed conversation between Pope Francis and Cardinal Gerhard Müller that supposedly resulted in an immediate dismissal of the latter from his position at the top of the CDF. … Continue reading

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