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By their fruits?

When the spirit of a council dictates, almost from day one, how the documents of a council are to be read and applied, then that spirit is the true fruit of the council, regardless what the documents may say. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Protected: WAT WAT WAT… #PopeFrancis #CatholicismWOW

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Who needs a few apocryphal clown masses…

…when you’ve got a host of in-your-face clownish masses? Just take the recent bonanza of liturgical excess in–where else?–Los(t) Angeles? As if right on cue, the smallness of a mind matched only by the bigness of its mouth would have … Continue reading

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“Ohhkay, that was prob’ly a bit much…”

HT To Fr. Blake. And here is the same conversation with, if you will, a few sheets to the wind: . Meanwhile, I have been cutting loose in my own ways. While we’re on the topic of St. Patrick’s Day, … Continue reading

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The way forward is backward…

“The present condition of Catholic worship has come about because it has been shaped by principles and attitudes of secular modernity. The result is that the Liturgy, instead of providing an alternative vision of life to that provided by secular … Continue reading

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Orders are, we don’t need to take this seriously…

…since it was published by the National Catholic Reporter. Call me old-fashioned, but I’m no fan of the genetic fallacy. Cardinal Schönborn: Pope Francis has already changed church by Christa Pongratz-Lippitt | Feb. 7, 2014 … Francis spoke of his … Continue reading

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The Schruggle…

On the way to work this morning, I happened to flip the radio to Nice Pretty Reporting, and shucks if I wasn’t greeted by the warbling voice of our dear ol’ POTUS. He’s in South Africa giving memorial honors to … Continue reading

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Now, this is my Pope!

Before leaving you with the Pope’s magnificent words which he spoke at the Prayer for the Marian Day on Saturday, 12 October 2013, I want to remind my reader of some ongoing principles that are guiding my codgitations these days. … Continue reading

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Meet the new boss, same enough as the old bosses…

“I am a really, really undisciplined person.” –– Pope Francis, interview with Fr. Spadaro . I’m confused. Again. Is Francis just an extension of his most immediate predecessors, or is he not? If he is, why are so many of … Continue reading

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Oh, you know how teenagers are…

It makes perfect sense that I’d be quoting a comedian to make sense in this comedy of errors. Parable time… The other day during class my phone rang. I told the class to be quiet and took the call. It … Continue reading

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So I started a page at Facebook…

It’s called “The Para-Marriage Slippery Slope Straw Man Dossier” and is a “documentary dossier for evidence that endorsing one form of ‘non-traditional marriage’ logically and pragmatically leads to all other forms.” The idea is that proponents of monogamous heterosexual families … Continue reading

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Our flattened nation…

The progressive ascendancy of the federal government has flattened all politically “real places” relative to D.C., much as most independent cinematic creativity has been bleached out and strangled relative to Hollywood. By contrast, localism is a traditionally conservative value. The … Continue reading

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Obiter dicta on recent movie-ing…

(Or: How I Learned to Stop Completely Procrastinating and At Least Turn Some of It Into Blog Posts) § Denzel Washington and Jamie Foxx are both excellent actors, and while both take dark roles, there is a difference. Washington opts … Continue reading

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More often than not I think The Onion “gets it.”

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A land of infant minds…

It should be profoundly troubling to us that our nation’s “hottest” songs are often also the most appealing to infants and small children. #HarlemShake #GangamStyle

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