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Trivializing Communion

July 29, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Vatican Insider notes some newsworthy comments from the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship on the proper manner of receiving Communion: “In an interview with Aci Prensa news agency, the prefect of the Congregation […]

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Dissent and German Exceptionalism

July 29, 2011 George Neumayr 0

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter discusses the persistence of dissent in Austria, Germany, and Switzerland, placing it in the context of “German exceptionalism”: “There’s long been a sense that German-speaking Catholicism is susceptible to what […]

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The Burke Effect?

July 21, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Marco Tosatti of Vatican Insider argues that Cardinal Raymond Burke is the “great puppeteer” of American appointees: “The nomination of Charles Chaput, Native American bishop from Denver, to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia confirms Raymond Leo […]

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The NYT and Archbishop Chaput

July 20, 2011 Catherine Harmon 0

Over at GetReligion, Terry Mattingly takes a look at the New York Times’ report on Archbishop Charles Chaput’s replacing Cardinal Justin Rigali as the head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Mattingly observes that rather than […]

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Defenders of the Papacy?

July 15, 2011 George Neumayr 0

The political press is expressing concern about Republican presidential nominee Michele Bachmann’s connection to a conservative Lutheran group with a very dim view of the papacy. One would think this might endear her to journalists. […]

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Collapsed Catholicism at NYT

July 13, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Bill Keller is the self-described “collapsed Catholic” who oversaw the biased coverage of Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of the abuse scandal in the pages of the New York Times. More of his bias comes out in his […]