“Too many bishops seem in the grip of dark suspicions that our culture is moving at breakneck speed toward a demonic end. Pope John XXIII, by contrast, was more optimistic about the signs of the times.” – E.J. Dionne
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Even I was taken aback when gratitude was seen as out of bounds, when praise was mistaken for dissent, and when an occasion to support elderly sisters was used as an opportunity to mock women who had given their lives to God.
To sum up then: #Thank you. – James Martin, SJ
“There were two Santa Maria! stories out of the Vatican this week. First, the bad news: The ultra-traditionalists of Marcel Lefebvre’s Society of St. Pius X are another step closer to being welcomed back into the fold. Then there was the even worse news, by my votive lights, that the Vatican is cracking down on American nuns.” – Melinda Hennberger
The Pope and Fidel Castro met, and guess what they talked about.
“The end of conventional church isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Christianity after religion, a faith renewed by the experience of God’s spirit, is closer to what Jesus hoped for his followers than the scandalous division, politics, and enmity we have now.” – Diana Butler Bass
Criticism of the new missal translation from two women.
The people in Brooklyn, New York are being given the same English texts as the Catholics in Sydney, Australia. I have to question if this goal of English-language uniformity is worth the change or if it is even possible. There are real differences of pronunciation and vocabulary that make it virtually impossible to ever reach such uniformity, even if it were desirable.
This morning’s Washington Post has a story on the new translation which translates everything into the categories of secular politics, maybe because Church politics are just too bizarre and byzantine for someone outside the Church to grasp.
By sheer chance — or, perhaps, Providence — two readings at Roman Catholic Masses on this day of commemoration for the victims of an evil act focus on forgiveness.
Yes, you read that correctly. The Washington Post! In the Style section.