Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Summer Blogging Ahead

My friend Charles has been concerned about my presenting a break-neck pace on the blog. I assure him and any interested observers I’m doing fine. Paschale Solemnitatis was written up in May. Dives in Misericordiae was finished up this past … Continue reading

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Word Counts

I remember in college and grad school how we did word counts for papers the old-fashioned way–with stone knives and bearskins estimating one word for every six typewriter keystrokes. Profs didn’t want to count spaces either, so they usually asked … Continue reading

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Updates

Hello to all. Waking today after a late night putting the last coat of paint on my bathroom. The most troubled room in the house now looks the spiffiest. But it still needs to air out thoroughly. Except for stacked … Continue reading

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But Is It Really Gnosticism?

Father Robert Barron comes down on Caitlyn Jenner and a private meeting of bishops here. I’m a deep skeptic on the first topic. Fr Barron, quoting Jenner: “Deep down, I always knew that I was a woman, but I felt … Continue reading

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Culture, Going Deep

I think it is useful to ask questions. It is also useful to read people with whom one disagrees. I do slouch over to Crisis from time to time, and I hope it’s about more than a voyeurs window into … Continue reading

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Difficulty With Pope Francis

It’s no secret that the past two years have been profoundly upsetting to people who, up till recently, defined their Catholicism in terms of institutional loyalty. In addition, some of their number would define others who disagreed with them (and … Continue reading

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Not Disciples, But …

For those who have given up on Patheos because it’s too smarmingly self-orthodox, here’s a crude but hilarious wake-up call that takes a big poke at the so-called New Emangelization. One commenter there wrote: Gee Larry, looks like you’ve struck … Continue reading

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