The Dispatch

Hell and Pope Francis

April 2, 2018 Mark Brumley 68

Let’s hope the lesson regarding Mr Scalfari has finally been learned so we don’t see further international headlines recounting this or that alleged contradiction by […]

General

Princess Leia is not dead

December 28, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

On some level, I would like to believe Carrie Fisher was Princess Leia of Star Wars. But of course she wasn’t. Like many others of the first Star Wars generation, I find it hard to […]

Opinion

The Signs of the Times

November 30, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Food for thought, as we hear about various diocesan and other pastoral plans for outreach to LGBT families: Scenario 1: Penitent: “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. It’s been a month since my last […]

Opinion

Musings on Dead Voters

October 28, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

You may have read reports of dead people having voted in recent elections. You may also have heard warnings about questioning the legitimacy of the outcome of the upcoming presidential election. Indeed, one U.S. bishop […]

Essay

The Death Penalty Debate Continues…

September 24, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

Let’s not kill one another in print, virtual or otherwise, over the death penalty. That was a main point of my recent comments regarding the re-emerging debate on that topic.  We’ll see what happens as the debate […]

Analysis

Showing Mercy to Creation?

September 9, 2016 Mark Brumley 0

In his Message for the Celebration of the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation, Pope Francis suggests adding two “works of mercy” to the traditional lists of the seven Spiritual Works of Mercy […]