Sorry, Mr. Weigel, the Cafeteria is Closed

I don't normally venture into politics in this blog. I believe that contemplative prayer and Christian mysticism are for everyone, across the political spectrum. However, a blog post that I have just read, critiquing a prominent Catholic pundit who appears to have let his partisan politics cloud his assessment of Papal teaching, is, I believe, worth passing on, and contains a lesson for all of us.George Weigel, who has made a career for himself exploiting the relationship between Catholic … [Read more...]


A few weeks ago, a reader commented on my post in which I expressed my support for the ordination of women: One is either Catholic or he (purposely did not write “he/she” here) is not. One cannot be 99.9% Catholic. You either are or you are not. Obedience is better than sacrifice, and is best when it is a sacrifice. In other words: the cafeteria is closed.For those of you who don't get the allusion: when Cardinal Ratzinger was elected to be Pope Benedict XVI in 2005, conservatives and ult … [Read more...]