Pope Frances & good-enough Catholicism

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

Who is in your stable?

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?

The New Translation of the Roman Missal

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