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September 04, 2012
Between Two Shores—But Not Lost
As Church and as individuals, we are always neither here nor there. Up early on...
September 01, 2012
Holier Than None–UPDATED
Why are we so shocked when priests go rogue? After all, holiness isn't applied with...
August 21, 2012
The Great Both/And
Is it always Or? Is it never And? ~ Stephen Sondheim, "Moments in the Woods," from...
August 18, 2012
I Confess (but not frequently enough)–UPDATED
Over at The Deacon's Bench, Greg Kandra has shared a piece by John Cornwell from...
August 14, 2012
Sex and the Singular Woman: The Assumption and Helen Gurley Brown
When I was exactly three weeks old, Pope Pius XII proclaimed the Assumption of the...
July 30, 2012
Can the Catholic Church Survive? (You Betcha!)
Two weeks ago, in the New York Times, Ross Douthat stirred up a bit...
July 17, 2012
You know when you hear a word or phrase you've never encountered before, and...
July 08, 2012
Ever Ancient, Ever New
One of the first churches I visited in Rome was San Paolo fuori le Mura,...
July 05, 2012
Philomena, the Most Powerful Saint Who Never Was
When the Vatican Congregation of Rites revised the liturgical calendar in 1961, removing a whole...
June 28, 2012
After listening to (and participating in, God help me) the dissonant chorus of response to...
June 22, 2012
Hope in the Heartland
New York is where I'd rather stay! I get allergic smelling hay! I just adore...
February 01, 2012
Bacon and Butter and Bathtub Beer: Why the Church Needs St Brigid, Bad
UPDATE: It's Lá Fhéile Bríde, the Feast of Brigid, and last year's post is no less...
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