BISHOPS: A MODEST PROPOSAL

Two potential results of the current scandals swirling around Abp McCarrick and those bishops involved in the dioceses of Pennsylvania might be greater serious lay involvement in Church governance, and a re-thinking of how bishops are named.  Here are a few thoughts,...

“DON’T SHOOT—BIRDIE AND I HAVE CAUGHT THE WOLF…”

It’s the climax of Sergei Prokofiev’s famous Peter and the Wolf.  I just happen to be listening to a recording of it conducted by (and narrated by) Leonard Bernstein—it is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of Lennie’s birth, later this month.  I also...

WHY?

WHY?  Many questions come to me in the course of a week or a month.  Sometimes I actually have a good answer—not always, unfortunately (if a “good answer” is one that truly satisfies the questioner).  But at Our Savior church there is a perennial question—one I was...

WHAT MORE, O LORD?

WHAT MORE, O LORD?  [Author’s note:  this Tuesday is the Memorial of St Ignatius Loyola…] This was the great question that St Ignatius Loyola constantly presented to himself (and so to his followers in what became the Society of Jesus).  The Latin word is magis—...