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Commentary by Antigone

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trying to answer Dom

Oct. 7, 2003 - I can't fit my answer into 500 characters to Dom's queston (below). He asks if the fact that altar servers represent the congregation doesn't make it fitting to have girls serving. Here's the thing: the roles are not meant all to be enacted in the sanctuary. By definition, the laity are not in...

This was not a test. This was a real emergency.

Jun. 13, 2003 - You are a high-ranking prelate in the United States offering your thoughts on the scandal to a reporter. You say: "Jesus Christ never promised an easy path. What we must do now..." The logical conclusion of your sentence (choose one): a) "...is to do public penance and preach the...

Cardinal Arinze tells the truth.

May. 23, 2003 - Cardinal Arinzes Georgetown speech will inevitably provoke a disingenous school-marm-goes-queer response. Homosexual activists try to suppress honest discussion by saying that expressing misgivings about homosexuality can lead to violence against gays  as in the well publicized case of...

Department of Icy Timelessness, Human Organ Division

May. 19, 2003 - What strikes me about this couple is their intensely Catholic response to the medical monolith that swallowed their son's body. They don't see a person's body as full of "parts" to be harvested and used. They saw their son as a person, even after his death, and they wanted to bury him -- a work of...

Department of Icy Timelessness

May. 10, 2003 - Reading another story about frozen embryos made me wonder a few more things about the current state of reproductive affairs. For instance, how many pastors realize, when they look out on their congregations, that every woman there who has a child has lain in her hospital bed after giving...

May. 9, 2003 - Phil, that what horrifies me in what you say is the idea that we can't trust those in charge of our Church. The Psalms say that even the swallows nest in His altars, but there is a growing sense among the laity that our children cannot be entrusted to the clergy, in mind or...

Icy Timelessness

May. 8, 2003 - More than anything, experts said, the large number of embryos being preserved in icy timelessness is an indicator of the ambivalence many couples feel as they consider what to do with their hard-won but unneeded potential offspring. Yes, Phil, chilling. How many Catholic couples are parents of...

May. 3, 2003 - Folks who tout population control as a cure for all ills havent thought through their logic. Not only are men and women more prone to cause mischief when they havent got a growing family to care for, thinking up all sorts of ideologies, perversions, and distractions for the rest of us, but...

Kneeling and other personal preferences

Apr. 28, 2003 - This month's Chronicles magazine has a review of Ratzinger's book, God and the World, by Thomas E. Woods, Jr. I suspect that some loyal Novos Ordo Catholics will be a little mad at Woods. He does not fail to call Ratzinger on some of his more dismissive comments on communion in the hand, kneeling...

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