CNN Wants to See More Female Altar Servers?

Altar Boys

You’ve gotta hand it to CNN:  If nothing else, they’re consistent. Readers on my Facebook page got into a discussion one day recently about the CNN “Belief Blog.”  The general consensus was that it’s actually more of an “UN-Belief Blog”:  The point of the feature seems to be to identify a particular teaching or practice of the Catholic Church that is unpopular this week, then pontificate [an ironic word!] about why it should be changed.This week’s column by Roland S. Martin on the topic … [Read more...]

SAY THE BLACK AND DO THE RED: What We Really Want in the Liturgy

From my friend (and one of my favorite authors) Fr. Dwight Longenecker:  a poem from his slim little book, "A Sudden Certainty:  Priest Poems." *     *     *     *     * A STUDENT'S PLEA No, no, Father, please don't toss the mikelike a DJ when you preach.  Please don't be cool.Please don't ride a Harley motorbike          when you come to school.Don't wear red cowboy boots for Pentecost,and tell dumb jokes to be our pal.  Please don't high five;say, "Sweet!" "Awesome!" "You suck!" or … [Read more...]


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