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LCWR and “The Fecundity of Chaos”

August 12, 2011 George Neumayr 0

A New Age spin on the implosion of female religious orders can be found in this National Catholic Reporter story.  The Leadership Conference of Women Religious is contemplating the “fecundity of chaos” at its meeting in […]

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The Coming Whitewash

August 11, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Judging by this Catholic World News story, the final report from the Vatican on the state of female religious in the U.S. will likely be a business-as-usual report. The dissenting sisters who complained to the secular press […]

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Cahill and Levada

August 8, 2011 George Neumayr 0

Brian Cahill, the former executive director of San Francisco Catholic Charities, writes in the National Catholic Reporter that Cardinal William Levada did not oppose gay adoption until “Roman careerism” changed his mind: “In early 2003, I received […]

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Destruction from Within

August 8, 2011 George Neumayr 0

In 1984, Mario Cuomo, then governor of New York, famously declared in a speech before fawning Catholic intellectuals at Notre Dame that he was personally opposed to abortion but publicly supportive of a right to […]

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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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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 […]