Tag Archives: culturewar

This Means War

If it’s November, it means we’re on for the War on Christmas Starbucks. Just a disclaimer here: I probably drink one of their coffees about twice a year, making it unlikely I will drink out of a gay or pagan … Continue reading

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Option?

Liam linked to an interesting, but somewhat scattered/brief look at the Benedict Option here. Political philosophy is not my thing. I admit being unschooled in exactly what the BO is–I was thinking it was the meme Small Church Getting Smaller … Continue reading

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Culture, Going Deep

I think it is useful to ask questions. It is also useful to read people with whom one disagrees. I do slouch over to Crisis from time to time, and I hope it’s about more than a voyeurs window into … Continue reading

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Culturewar, RIP?

From San Diego’s Bishop Robert McElroy: As the people of God we must build bridges which reflect the teaching of the Church that we Catholics are – not called to separate from culture, – nor to be co-opted by our … Continue reading

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War Is … Fill In The Blank

Evangelical conservatives are feeling the woes. I don’t get it. You fight a war, under any circumstances, and there will be at least one loser. (Usually both sides lose, but that’s fodder for another post.) A person who wages real … Continue reading

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If It Is Archbishop Cupich …

… the prelate identified with this statement: Very caustic language wears thin quickly. I think my approach works better in the long run. The man is definitely not a culturewarrior. Mark Shea is a skeptic. His commentariat comes down mostly … Continue reading

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Parading in NY

So, an LGBT group will march in New York in 194 days. An archbishop seems fine with it. The word is still out in Boston, where similar groups cannot march. Is Cardinal Dolan trying to get a “who-am-I-to-judge” leg up on … Continue reading

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Adoption The Issue, Not The Tool

I’ve already posted my disappointment that the only mention of adoption in the Instrumentum Laboris for next month’s synod is in connection with same-sex couples. Until I see more discussion and interest in discussing adoption as its own issue, I … Continue reading

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Silence of the Wolves

Another lament about the state of the conservative blogosphere from Dr William Oddie at the Catholic Herald. Dr Oddie on his own writing: More and more, my heart just isn’t in it; and I blog less than I did. Now, … Continue reading

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Contracting The culturewar

NCRep takes a look at the confluence of Catholic employment contracts and the culturewar. Pope Francis, by the way, has not pulled a Chamberlain, a MacArthur, or a somebody-in-between on the culturewar, American style. It’s still going. What’s all the … Continue reading

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Selling Art?

At RNS David Gibson relays an open question the Philadelphia archdiocesan seminary is discerning: selling valuable works of art. The seminary rector, Bishop Timothy Senior on the matter: It’s not a museum. It’s a seminary. (It) is in very serious … Continue reading

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Is Pope Francis Really A Problem for Pro-Life Catholics?

One of the most common complaints I read about Pope Francis is that he has somehow abandoned committed pro-life Catholics. If the word from the Chair of Peter is that a lack of hope among youth and the isolation of … Continue reading

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A Conservative Gets It … Sort Of

Damon Linker concedes he got it wrong about liberals and Pope Francis: I was far more skeptical that the new pope would attempt to reform or revise church doctrine … Liberals would therefore have to settle for a moderation of papal … Continue reading

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Sacking In Seattle

The fired married and gay school administrator does not seem to be receding very quickly from the public eye or mind. dotCommonweal raised it to the top of the blog listing last evening. A few years ago one Australian bishop … Continue reading

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Douthat On Liberals On Pope Francis

I have to confess my main problem with many conservative ideas and ideals is that they strike me as unintelligent, lazy, self-indulgent, and even on occasion hypocritical (values for thee, not for me). Ross Douthat has a rep as a … Continue reading

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