Posts Tagged ‘Mark Silk’

God: The latest subject of woke pronoun wars

Monday, October 18th, 2021
woke pronoun wars

This memo is a twofer, offering both a lively story theme to pursue and an issue that is now affecting the work of every stylebook and copy editor in the American media. An older campaign by feminists, including those working in the world of liturgy, sought to shun male pronouns — particularly when either gender Read more

Why our preferred pronoun for God should be ‘they’

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Writing last week in The New York Times, linguistics professor John McWhorter waxed enthusiastic about the advent of “they” as our all-purpose third-person-singular pronoun. As in, for example: “Roberta wants a haircut, and they also want some highlights.” “Language change is a spectator sport,” McWhorter writes. “It isn’t whether but how things will change over Read more

The end of the oracular papacy

Monday, June 21st, 2021
oracular papacy

As the U.S. Catholic bishops conduct their semiannual meeting virtually this week, the big question is whether they will approve a proposal to create a teaching document on the Eucharist that would deny the sacrament to politicians who support pro-choice policies. No one doubts that the proposal is directed at regular Mass-goer Joe Biden, the Read more