Tag Archives: the normalcy bias

A follow-up on the Ecclesiology of Doublethink…

[Please confer the update of this update about the updated status of the trustworthy interview-that-wasn’t.] Hapless is the word of the hour. When the first Scalfari interview hit the press, there was a rush among Catholics to gainsay it as inaccurate and … Continue reading

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While I’ve got a minute…

I might as well arrange a few deck chairs while everyone keeps dancing, eh? I was recently asked to share my thoughts on a discussion of Cdl. Woelki’s recent promotion to head of the archdiocese of Cologne, particularly in light of his remarks … Continue reading

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Protected: Pope Icarus alights…

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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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Accept that the world is accepted…

“[T]here is a temptation to seek God in the past or in a possible future. God is certainly in the past because we can see the footprints. And God is also in the future as a promise. But the ‘concrete’ … Continue reading

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“Sorry, excuse me, thank you!”

“He who who does not sin is not human. … Life without conflict is not life. … We need to caress conflicts.” — Pope Francis, 29 Nov. 2013 [Catholic Herald; full PDF] The following is mostly an “impressionist” post, in … Continue reading

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