Monthly Archive: February 2013

Time for an intervention?

Most Catholics understand that the sacred liturgy as commonly celebrated today is in need of correction, including Pope Benedict XVI, who has given little concrete indication that he would repent of any of the stark observations set forth in his writings on the …

A poem apropos of Lent

My Name I searched the depths within my soul Unworthiness there loomed The din of burdened days foretold A life of torture doomed Whence through the fog of bitter tears Came forth a whispered name Then straining all my might to hear A …

Benedict and Babel

As I watched footage of the Holy Father’s announcement to the consistory yesterday, I briefly wondered how many of the cardinals present felt like they were transported back to Babel. In other words, I imagined that any number of them were sitting there …

You asked for it

In a previous blog post, I proposed the above as a Catholic alternative to those feel good, can’t-we-all-just-get-along, kumbaya, group hug, COEXIST bumper stickers that we see so often these days. A number of people responded by saying, “You make ’em and I’ll …