It didn’t take long for people to become apoplectic in regards to Pope Francis’ addresses to Congress and the United Nations. Self-labeled conservatives took to the interwebs to claim the Pope is not really a Christian and/or is ignorant and cowardly on the real issues. Give them time and they'll insist that him offering a … Continue reading Pope Frances & good-enough Catholicism
Last month, near mid-December in the middle of my work day, I ran to daily Mass. It wasn't for exercise, and it wasn't because I was a few minutes late - although I was, as I frequently am. And it wasn't because the desert sky was pouring rain and I had no umbrella, although it … Continue reading Running to Mass in the rain
We're in the homestretch with Lent, with just two more weeks until Easter. This week will be difficult but Holy Week will be better, due to the oh-so-close feeling of being inches away from Easter Sunday. (Forgive me Father, for I am a Lenten whiner.) I've been pretty good with my Lenten sacrifices, but not … Continue reading Reading the Bible in public
Pope Francis is not the first pope to speak of the Church's preferential option for the poor. Neither is he the first to criticize unbridled capitalism or critique harshly the belief in trickle-down economics. But his actions toward the poor and disenfranchised make Church teaching about the least of these much, much harder to ignore. … Continue reading Who is in your stable?
Folks familiar with Godblogging's normal proclivity to have an opinion on all things Catholic have been nagging me to comment on the upcoming ta-da moment of the new translation of the Roman Missal. I've declined up until now for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that writing a coherent, … Continue reading The New Translation of the Roman Missal