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A Catholic Worker reflection on the remarks of Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, D.C. at the Southwest Liturgical Conference Study Week, in Dallas, Texas, January 24, 2012

On the evening of the first day of the SWLC Study Week, Cardinal Wuerl gave the keynote presentation – “The Word of God and the New Evangelization.” His presentation was urbane and literate, dogmatic and spiritual. I can’t say that … Continue reading

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Novena to St. John Chrysostom on behalf of the US Catholic Bishops

Who knows why I get these brainstorms, but this one hit me right in the middle of the gathering hymn for the 8 AM mass at Epiphany Church this very morning. It was such a sudden rush I almost lost … Continue reading

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BREAKING News, Potpourri Round-up, AND Weird News

I have been really busy lately. . . the holidays get that way for both  musicians and those who help the poor, and I wear both those hats. . . I’ve accumulated a list of topics I wanted to comment … Continue reading

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US Catholic Bishops and the Iraqi Christians

The November 7, 2010 edition of the Sooner Catholic, published by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, carries a Catholic News Service article datelined Washington, D.C. – “US Bishops Grieve Iraqi Massacre Victims.” And so the disinformation campaign continues from the US … Continue reading

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Are the US Catholic bishops are satisfied with the results of their endorsement of the war in Afghanistan?

I just finished reading the NY Times article with the first reports from the Wikileaks classified Afghan war documents. Then I went back and read the statement I wrote in December 2001 that was signed by 4 Catholic Worker houses … Continue reading

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Who will be the next Archbishop of Oklahoma City

The Most Reverend Eusebius Beltran, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, has reached the mandatory retirement age of 75, and presumably has submitted his letter of resignation to Pope Benedict XVI.  Generally, unless there is a health or scandal reason, such letters … Continue reading

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The Runaway General and the US Catholic Bishops

Rolling Stone magazine has certainly kicked over a hornet’s nest with its Runaway General article on the numerous issues dividing the aristocratic leadership of our splendid little war in Afghanistan.  It appears like it is the civilians versus the military … Continue reading

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An Answer to Archbishop Chaput

Archbishop Charles Chaput has published a March 22, 2010 column in his archdiocesan newspaper, entitled “A bad bill and how we got it.” In his column, he blames Catholic organizations for breaking ranks with the bishops and “undercutting the leadership and witness … Continue reading

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Dysfunction on Parade

The recent health care “debate” has been a tremendous demonstration of the dysfunction of our political system.  Instead of working to influence the health care bill in a direction they wanted, the Republicans dug their heels in and went for … Continue reading

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