Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Open Thread: Post 12000

A few words on this site. When I posted the Psalm 119 piece I wrote up last week, I hadn’t realized it would be one short of a milestone. And since I thought I nice round number deserved a notice … Continue reading

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For Some

One of the antipope blogs is bothered about the variety of Eucharistic Prayer translations. Pope Benedict XVI supposedly settled it: The original words of consecration by Benedict XVI., the faithfully arranged transmission of the words of consecration in the vernacular languages, … Continue reading

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Mr Sanders Goes To Liberty

The presidential candidate and US Senator goes to a conservative southern university. What happens? Torches and pitchforks? Naw. An outbreak of civility. A thought experiment: that some avowedly fringe blog would invite someone from a distance to write. It happened … Continue reading

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Of Zeitgeist

The Catholic blogosphere can be vexing, amusing, and amateurish–all in one swoop. Also earnest. In today’s Catholic Church there’s definitely an undercurrent of wishfulness. Wish it were three years ago, or a hundred and three? These guys (and it’s mostly … Continue reading

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How Catholics Discuss New Ideas

An interesting, but not a novel proposal to examine the possibility of extraordinary ministers for anointing of the sick. Rita Ferrone is surfacing an idea floated elsewhere by John Ziegler and James Empereur in decades past. But perhaps it belongs … Continue reading

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Curtain Creak

I will give my readers some fair warning. My relocation west has given me the opportunity to discern activities on a number of fronts. This includes the blog you are reading. I began this hobby nearly twelve years ago after … Continue reading

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Just curious: what do you make of Steve Skojec’s call for boycotting the reception of communion at Pope Francis’s outdoor Masses later this month? I don’t know about those less scrupulous than I, but this blog-post is scary enough to … Continue reading

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