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Shopping Around

Until a few days ago, I never gave much thought to the phenomenon of seminarians-to-be shopping around for a favorable diocese. Sometimes guys–and I’ve known a few–have a choice. They were born in one see and went to college in … Continue reading

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USCCB Statement on Theodore McCarrick

A facebook friend alerted me to this “Statement on Course of Action Responding to Moral Failures on Part of Church Leaders” posted on the USCCB website today. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo acknowledges the obvious: Both the abuses themselves, and the fact … Continue reading

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What A Difference A Day Makes

In the old days, I’d be gone for a week or two–camping or on retreat–and some news item would explode. Events like the Nixon capitulation in ’74, Elvis in ’77, or Oklahoma City in 1995. I took a pilgrimage day … Continue reading

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Bishop Accountability

Liam linked word of the Holy Father’s motu proprio on bishop accountability. I haven’t found the actual text yet, but I’m sure it’s soon to be out. I noticed this: … the competent Congregation of the Roman Curia may initiate … Continue reading

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Aborted Assignment

Rocco whispered this news on his Twitter feed, and I’m perched between disappointment and acceptance on reading it. (Archbishop John) Nienstedt quietly arrived in Michigan Jan. 6 to help St. Philip pastor Rev. John Fleckenstein, who has been ill, an arrangement … Continue reading

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Talking Past

While I no longer comment on other sites, I do follow the occasional thread of interest. dotCommonweal has close to forty comments following Grant Gallicho’s piece on Cardinal O’Brien. I was struck by this exchange today between Bernard Dauenhauer and … Continue reading

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Two Bishops Compared

In Australia, on the sex-abuse cover-up scandal, praise for the sacked bishop and jeers for the prelate promoted to head up the Church’s change-purse. From Frank Brennan: We’ve never been given a coherent rationale for Pope Benedict’s sacking of (Bishop) … Continue reading

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