Category Archives: The Blogosphere

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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Dredging Up Old Issues

I see Crux resuscitated the Terri Schiavo case to pin something on presumed presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Why? Please tell me why. A Catholic running for national office is something, I guess. But the elections are a bit more than … Continue reading

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Witness, When A Work of Ego

Liam’s comment in the Dick & Max thread was worth pulling out for discussion, I thought. As a church minister, I often check things that I do against my personal needs. It might happen less often now that I’m older, … Continue reading

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Emangelization

A few years ago, my mother recounted an experience from her youth. I had not been aware she was a performing musician. I did know she was a marvelous singer, as my dad had preserved a few songs they recorded … Continue reading

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Curious Case Concludes

Grant Gallicho’s series on Carlos Urrutigoity concludes at dotCommonweal today. You may recall that famous renegade priest who peppered an experience of sleeping with male teens and men within a career as a self-styled rigorist within traditional Catholicism. The man surfaced … Continue reading

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