Category Archives: The Blogosphere

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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Keeping Watch

One favorite Jesuit saint of mine somewhat in the news these days is Peter Canisius. A prayer of his: Let my eyes take their sleep, but may my heart always keep watch for you. May your right hand bless your … Continue reading

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What’s Ahead

As you can read, I’m “back.” My retreat from blogging vaguely aligned with Lent. That wasn’t necessarily intentional. I had planned to work on other aspects of my writing, hobby and professional. But then I got a good piece of advice … Continue reading

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One More Month

Peace to all you readers, regulars, long-time, or occasional. After some discernment, I’ve decided to wrap up daily posts here when I get to the end of Amoris Laetitia in one more month. Assuming hackers don’t crack the code here, … Continue reading

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What Another Month May Bring

I’m less inclined than I was at the dawn of this blog to share much personal stuff. The most interesting aspects of church ministry involve things that are either privileged and confidential information or just better unshared with the populace … Continue reading

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Open Thread On Christian Varieties

Dick Martin took exception to a deleted comment and an edited comment. Recently, he offered this comment on an Amoris Laetitia post: This is twice my replies have been deleted. Shows you’re against some one who has a different view … Continue reading

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On Heresy, The New Kind

I don’t think you saw quite as much of this in the old days*, a discussion getting shut down outright instead of just banning all the liberals. Blogger Dave Armstrong asks in his title, “Is Pope Francis A Heretic?” My online … Continue reading

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On Trolling

I’ll confess I like the word less than the action. I find that even worse than either is the misuse of the word. Often enough, internet trolling has been defined to mean “contrary opinions I don’t like.” That said, people … Continue reading

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Teenager

WordPress sent me a notice to thank me for blogging with them for ten years. ‘Welcome, I guess. I see the old orange-headed blog is still up. Wow … look at that sidebar and all the people dead, no longer … Continue reading

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More Concern on Pope Francis and Proselytizing

One of my good friends from St Blog’s (and an occasional foil) is concerned about remarks by Pope Francis on proselytizing. According to CatholicCulture: It’s not right to convince someone of your faith. Proselytism is the strongest venom against the … Continue reading

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