Posts Tagged ‘Vigano’

US bishops should drop everything and focus on preventing schism

Thursday, September 5th, 2019

I have a modest proposal for the U.S. bishops’ conference. They should scrap their entire agenda for the upcoming November plenary and address a single question: To what degree are the seeds of a de facto schism being sown within the U.S. church? Last week, a friend called my attention to a website called “Faithful Read more

It’s my church too

Monday, November 5th, 2018
My church too

Aileen Carlin Giannelli died on September 8. By itself, that’s probably not something most readers are interested in. Statistically, perhaps as many as 46,000 American Catholics died in September, and I am sure any reader of these words can name at least one of them. But this particular American Catholic was my wife’s mother and Read more

Bruised and bloodied will the church be reborn?

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

There is a reason that Pepsi never attacked Coca-Cola head-on, or vice-versa. They did not want to “ruin the brand,” in the parlance of marketing. They did not want people turning against the concept of soda altogether. So, instead, each company adopted clever ways of situating their project in the consumer’s mind, and they even Read more