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[19 Oct 2018 | No Comment | ]

Has all the earmarks of fade news, AP interviewing Black Lives Matter co-founder, voila! A PBS news hour story. I don’t believe a word of it. Rather, I don’t believe the BLM lady’s explanation. Oh, and I believe AP’s eagerness to get this story and PBS’s willingness or eagerness to run it. That’s life in […]

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[27 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

List is growing. 17,388 have signed. Let’s get to 25,000! And yet I do not sign, mainly because I consider it unrealistic, almost (but not quite!) in a class with praying for “an end to violence,” which is to say we pray for the Second Coming. However, I do endorse the bill of particulars; and […]

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[20 Sep 2018 | 2 Comments | ]

More more more on this story, here at The Hill, in addition to Sun-Times.
From Sun-Times, in story headlined above:
[The pastor, Fr] Kalchik led seven parishioners in a prayer of exorcism Friday, and the flag was burned inside a portable fire pit placed the schoolyard next to the church. The ashes of the flag now rest in a church compost heap.
“That banner and what it stood for doesn’t belong to the Archdiocese or Cardinal Cupich. It belongs to the people of this parish who paid for it,” Kalchik said. “What have we done wrong …

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

By all accounts a heavy hitter. Doyle has interviewed 2,000 victims of clerical sexual abuse in the U.S. alone, and has been the only priest to testify in court in over 200 cases as to the legal liability of the Church. He has developed policies and procedures for dealing with cases of sexual abuse by […]

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[14 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

The way things have been in the nation’s capital: The Archdiocese of Washington has, for several years, been a center-left jurisdiction controlled by a tightly connected mafia.  Cross the middle to go to the left, like Jesuits in Georgetown, and you are tolerated until Rome speaks.  Cross the middle to go to the right as […]

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[10 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

Like climate change or plastic in the ocean? “I’m hurting, I can’t sleep, I’m sick,” the seminarian told Cupich during an Aug. 29 gathering at which the cardinal spoke to about 200 future priests enrolled at the seminary, according to another person who was there and spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times but asked not to […]

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[10 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

See something, say something, Francis. You’ll feel better if you do. Many international leaders, including Pope Francis, have frequently commented on walls. In February, 2017, Pope Francis told the general audience in St. Peter’s square, “In the social and civil context as well, I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges,” On March 18, […]

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[5 Sep 2018 | No Comment | ]

Swamp spokesman here. Expected him before this. Poll on his credibility, anyone? But they do make splash for a while. Throw mud or drag out and put between covers what main streamers have been pushing for months, some sticks. Catnip for Beltway, as Fox hostess Dana Perino said. It’s Drudge’s main headline for the nonce. […]

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[30 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

Friend Blase can run but he can’t hide. See? They find him from across the pond, hearing him speaking as one with back to wall. As for the rabbit hole imagery, Cupich used it shortly after he had mouthed the currently acceptable generality about who, actually what, is to blame — the demon clericalism.  The […]

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[21 Aug 2018 | No Comment | ]

He told lay people it’s on them too. The letter offered no specific plans, but the pope said all lay members of the church should take part in those efforts. He laid much of the blame for the sex-abuse crisis on excessive deference to the church’s hierarchy. [boldface added] Is he kidding? Hardly. He really […]