Category Archives: The Blogosphere

In Between

Fr Francis X. Clooney has a thoughtful essay at America‘s blog. Living in and serving an academic community, I can certainly relate. Our students had their finals last week, and with summer term beginning tomorrow, the city and campus have … Continue reading

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OSV Wades Into The Mud

Our Sunday Visitor, not exactly a kissing cousin to the NCRep, tackles a side point in the environment debate in Catholicism: A line is crossed, however, when such rational exchange turns into venom-spewing, ideologically based commentary. And this is what … Continue reading

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Summer Plans

At this point, I probably know more about what will surface on this website this summer than what I’ll be doing in real life. I can tell you to what to look forward (or avoid) at this small corner of … Continue reading

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Diagnosing the Wrong

Msgr Francis Mannion, frequenter contributor at PrayTell via his syndicated essays with CNA, sounds off on what’s wrong with Catholic liturgy: (N)ot everything is as it should be in the Church’s liturgical life. There is much unease in some quarters, … Continue reading

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Douthat on Breaking, Bad

Ross Douthat is concerned about Pope Francis breaking the Church. He cleverly cites the Walter Murphy novel which came to my mind about two years and a month ago. He lays out the conservative case for disillusionment, but Mr Douthat … Continue reading

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What’s a Lynch Mob?

At dotCommonweal, John Schwenkler takes Robert P. George to task for a clumsy metaphor. No doubt, both sides of the culturewar have some improvement to make, if not growing up to do. The blowback against opponents of LGBT rights looks … Continue reading

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Ambush

For my daily Lectio, I’ve been in the book of Sirach. A proverb from today’s prayer: Do not let the insolent bring you to your feet, or they may lie in ambush against your words. (8:11) The ambush of outrage … Continue reading

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