Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Ceding Excellence

What’s the metaphorical equivalent of biting my tongue where my typing fingers are concerned? Except for English football, I’ve held off from commenting on other blogs in 2015. That seems important to continue. Some striking commentary about the homiletics directory … Continue reading

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Funny Things Happen

Grant Gallicho is one of the best journalists in the Commonweal satchel. His reporting on sex abuse cover-up is thorough and fair, while not shying away from brutality and stupidity of the players. He has a good short piece up … Continue reading

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Coming Soon

We still have many posts ahead on Mutuae Relationes and the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy. The former will take us to mid-March, and the other, well into April. I’m making a push to get those written up … Continue reading

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Accompaniment and Dialogue: Good Liturgical Principles

The never-ending liturgy wars heat up a bit on PrayTell this week with the post announcing Pope Francis helping in the observance of the fiftieth anniversary of the use of the vernacular in Rome by Pope Paul. Of course, 1965 … Continue reading

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Foot Fever

The Vatican hasn’t announced where Pope Francis will be washing feet this year. I noticed hand-wringing on this link headlined at Pewsitter today. The exhibition on the evening of Holy Thursday is constitutive of meaning for the Catholic Church and … Continue reading

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That Certain Dictatorship

I think many Catholics pride themselves of being absolved of relativism. But perhaps some deceive themselves. I was reading a few obits for Richard McBrien, whom I would consider to be the Carl Sagan or Neil DeGrasse Tyson of theology: … Continue reading

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On Peace

PrayTell posts video of the Holy Father moving off the altar platform and giving peace to sisters in wheelchairs. Lots of hand-wringing in the commentariat there, and I’d expect a more vigorous and catty dissent on other websites. Some observations: … Continue reading

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