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Pope Benedict’s F

I noticed a letter from Pope Benedict XVI released last night. I took a brief look at it, then spent a bit more time with it today. It’s a frustrating read. I understand complaints about 1968, and about moving forward … Continue reading

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Catholic Historians On Abuse And Cover-Up

An interesting bit on a meeting of Catholic historians here. According to those who’ve studied it, the epicenters are not Boston, Philadelphia, or the environs of Archbishop McCarrick: Instead, rural, Western dioceses such as Fairbanks, Alaska; Helena, Montana; and Spokane, … Continue reading

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A Year, Or Even More, Here And There

Somewhat cross-posting from my fb page. But a bit more in detail. Then I noticed a Pittsburgh initiative. Bishop David Zubik has announced a Year of Repentance in which all clergy of the Diocese of Pittsburgh are asked to fast … Continue reading

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But, But, But

I commented online recently that perhaps bishops could forego some elements of clerical or liturgical dress: put pectoral crosses under their shirt, wear a black yarmulke, use a crozier only for diocesan or cathedral events, and only then a simple … Continue reading

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The Twenty Percent

Some commentators are focusing on the homosexual element of Church scandal. I wonder if it betrays a bias against, or a minimizing of the suffering of women. A facebook friend alerted me to his bishop’s response to today’s Church scandal. … Continue reading

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Open Book 3: At Mass

A number of my liturgical friends on facebook discussed the possibilities for this past weekend. Mention the scandal or not. And if mentioning, which one? Bishop Morlino’s gays, Archbishop McCarrick’s nephews, or Cardinal Wuerl getting caught in a white lie … Continue reading

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Open Book 2: Conservatives On Top

From CNA, the book on Archbishop McCarrick opens a few more pages, and testimony from six priests suggest the sexual activity and secrecy didn’t end with the disgraced former cardinal: Several Newark priests told CNA that the same atmosphere existed … Continue reading

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