Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Persecution, Or Lack Thereof

I noticed Msgr Charles Pope’s commentary on religious persecution on his NCReg blog. I don’t know that his “stages” aren’t really more symptoms–they don’t seem to have a natural progression about them. When I first read them, it struck me … Continue reading

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On Edward W. Haskell

What happens when there are no more gay music directors or school teachers to get fired? You go after unsympathetic bloggers on “faithful” sites like NCReg, like this one. In a few other reports, I saw a few oldies from … Continue reading

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Listening In Disagreement: Dare To Be Quiet

A facebook friend posted a link to this brief essay on listening. A poignant story, then a poetic conclusion: The truth is, if our love can hold space for paradox, tension, and disagreement, there’s room for all types of beliefs … Continue reading

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Fr Rosica’s Feud Continues

I like Fr Thomas Rosica. From what I’ve read he has a balanced and appropriate presentation of the Catholic faith. He’s also been mired in a years-long feud with some aspects of the Catholic online community. Pro-life cred or lack … Continue reading

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Not All Are Satisfied

One might say that no one is. I was cruising a few Mother Angelica tributes, and I found two offering interesting contrasts. At PrayTell, they couldn’t get right the spelling of one of her favorite foils in the episcopacy. But … Continue reading

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KofC: Crux of the Matter

A day or two ago I was noticing PewSitter crowing over the Crux site getting dropped by the secular media. John Allen: We are thrilled with this partnership with the Knights of Columbus. The Knights are one of the most … Continue reading

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Who’s a Fundie?

Catholic blogger pokes the hornet’s nest. Watch the fur fly. We should separate the paranoid hate mongers from the rest of the traditionalists. They are not traditionalists. They are Protestant fundamentalists wearing traditionalist Catholic clothes. No, I think they’re Catholics. … Continue reading

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