The Dispatch

Soda and Cookie Mass?

October 21, 2019 Mark Brumley 11

Suppose a pastor announces at the end of Mass one Sunday that starting in the new year, his parish will feature a Soda and Chocolate-chip Cookie Mass for youth, at 6:00 p.m. on Sundays. The […]

Analysis

Amazonian Women Deacons?

October 19, 2019 Mark Brumley 43

The recommendation of some at the Amazon Synod regarding the ordination of married viri probati, proven men, to the priesthood may or may not be a good idea, but in any case it is in the […]

The Dispatch

Hell and Pope Francis

April 2, 2018 Mark Brumley 72

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 […]