Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I have to say, ... well, actually, I don't have to say. And if I did say, I'd just be showing off how wise, or clever, I am. (Where "wise" means of or relating to something I wish I'd thought of, and "clever" means of or relating to something I too thought of.)
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Now we begin to work anew
Cardinal O'Malley quotes himself from his presentation last week to the U.S. Bishops’ Working Group on the Life and Dignity of the Human Person:
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
On voting, 2014 edition
In a post for CatholicVote,org,.Bishop James Conley of the Diocese of Lincoln writes: Labels: faithful citizenship
Labels: faithful citizenship
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Like sheep without a shepherd
Catholics are freaking out.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
"You Follow Me"
Julie Davis at Happy Catholic quotes St. Katharine Drexel:
"Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, ..."
"... and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses."
For years, I've used the term "idiot" to mean "someone who doesn't know that he doesn't know what he's talking about." In that sense, calling someone an idiot isn't [necessarily] an insult, it's an assertion of an empirical fact. Like the word "liar", "idiot" used this way categorizes behavior, not persons. (Though, like "liar," the habit of idiocy can weaken that distinction.)
Saturday, October 18, 2014
There's no pleasing some people
For years, they make fun of the way the Church uses the words "ordinary" and "extraordinary."
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Not reality. Actuality.
I've just checked, and it's been more than six years since we've heard from Bishop Booster and Monsignor Reeves. They were born of the vision, in the years after the Scandal broke, of the USCCB as the Drones Club, filled with privileged bachelors who were generally good hearted but mentally negligible and seemed always to get themselves into the most implausible soup.