Pointing the Finger

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O God, who raised up Saint John the Baptist to make ready a nation fit for Christ the Lord, give your people, we pray, the grace of spiritual joys and direct the hearts of all the faithful into the way of salvation and peace. ~ Collect for the Solemnity of the Nativity of St John the BaptistOK, I get that the foam finger is fun. And I can sort of understand the kind of jonesing for F4F swag that some of my Patheos Catholic Channel neighbors have expressed. I've got nothing against … [Read more...]

Philadelphia Freedom

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Image sourceYesterday, on Day One of the USCCB's Fortnight 4 Freedom, Archbishop Charles Chaput pounded one more nail into the crucified Church in Philadelphia---which means, of course, that he pounded that nail into himself as well, and into the rest of us fingers and toes and noses and hangnails on the Body of Christ in Philadelphia and around the world.In the light of a $17 million deficit that excludes "extraordinary" legal and restitution costs incurred to deal with Philadelphia's … [Read more...]


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