Tag Archives: conservative Catholics

The Lure of Secrets and Conspiracy

While following some of the trails of Catholic conservatives on Pope Francis, more than once a curious strain has popped up. Twice this past weekend, I found reference to prophecies/stories of Clemens Brentano/Anne Catherine Emmerich. I will tell you honestly: … Continue reading

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The Numbers Narrative

Rochester’s local media dissects Bishop Matano’s presser yesterday. Are numbers important? There is hope that a new bishop will bring new energy and life to a diocese. Bishop Matano focused, it is observed, on settling sex abuse cases. Is that … Continue reading

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Riding The Wave

Thanks to Rocco tweet-whispering my skeptical take on Rochester-is-progressive, this site enjoyed a top day for views yesterday. Still, people looking for readings for their wedding, or for a funeral topped the Rochester musings. So I haven’t been a total … Continue reading

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I was reading RNS’s quote of the day from Deal Hudson. I don’t want to be called a “Conservative Catholic” anymore. That caught my eye. There’s a short piece in Catholic Online, and here’s a little more perspective: Labels in … Continue reading

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Pope Francis, Making Distinctions

There’s no letting up in the blogosphere on the Pope Francis “Who am I to judge?” comment. What does it mean? Is it just tone, or is it content, too? Mark Silk hammers away at conservative commentary. The piece I … Continue reading

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From An Elder Son

Father Dwight Longenecker is miffed that non-conservatives (his actual words were “liberal Catholics and the secular press”) suddenly like the Pope. What really gets me going is the fact that suddenly I hear of lapsed Catholics who love the new … Continue reading

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