Should US Catholics avoid the terms “liberal” and “conservative” and “moderate” to refer to each other?Read more
Tag: Washington Post
Chanting for the spiritual-but-not-religious
This morning’s Washington Post has an interesting article on the growing popularity of Kirtan, a form of Hindu chanting, among the spiritual-but-not-religious set.Read more
Catholic Church Not for Respectable People? – I’m Not Leaving!
“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. DionneRead more
What Sisters Meant to Me
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
The Instructive Timing of the Crackdown on Nuns
“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 HennbergerRead more
The Pope, Fidel, and the Liturgy
The Pope and Fidel Castro met, and guess what they talked about.Read more
End of Church? Religion Dying? Spiritual Awakening? Some Liturgical Musings.
“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 BassRead more
Criticism of the new translation
Criticism of the new missal translation from two women.Read more
One size fits all?
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.Read more
The Washington Post on the new translation
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.Read more