Category Archives: The Blogosphere

Open Thread on Open Thoughts

As we move from one shade of Advent to the other (I don’t mean violet to rose and back) I thought I’d indulge with a few reflections. If I were in the university community, the days of stress and completion … Continue reading

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The Coming Mercy

The Jubilee of Mercy is half-a-month away. I have a few ideas for intermittent posts, but nothing regular. Certainly not daily, as I had envisioned some months ago. Pope Francis has a better grasp on mercy, and will undoubtedly keep … Continue reading

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Extra-Liturgical Chatter

I read Andrew Mountain’s brief reflection here on PrayTell. It’s somewhat personally relevant, as the mid-morning Mass at my new parish exemplifies this quality. After reading friend Charles’ comment, I noticed the CMAA echo chamber is in full reverb over … Continue reading

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Blah Blah Blah

On a PrayTell thread belittling translation, Scott Pluff related this experience: In a recent conversation with a parishioner, he admitted that the only parts of Mass that he pays attention to are the Gospel, the homily, the music, and the … Continue reading

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Pharisees Lost In Translation

Rocco whispered the Rorate Caeli gossip column* on Eugenio Scalfari’s latest chat with Pope Francis. “It is true — Pope Francis answered — it is a truth and for that matter the family that is the basis of any society … Continue reading

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The Two-and-a-Half Solution

I read James Martin’s recent post with interest, but with some trepidation for the man. Pewsitter is already alight with glee and into full vilification mode. Because, really: the blogosphere is little better than an elementary school playground at its … Continue reading

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A Theology of Kolinahr

Perhaps it is emotional constipation, a distrust of one obvious way God made us, that has damaged the Church. We are not aliens, after all, devoted to a fictional philosophy of Gene Roddenberry. God has given us minds, certainly. But … Continue reading

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