Antisemitism in Venezuela

The Wiesenthal Center reports on the growing tide of antisemitism in Venezuela. “Since the events in Gaza … the government has adopted an aggressive and dangerous tone never previously heard clearly inciting against the Jewish Community …. government’s supporters picked up on the government’s lead with clearly anti-Semitic expressions – with no effort whatsoever by government…

Time Warp

Article about the first Tridentine mass to be offered in Altoona. I wonder if this is what will be done in other dioceses–offer the Tridentine mass as if the liturgical reforms of the 20th century, in the decades prior to Vatican 2, had never happened. That’s what’s happening in this place. Only the altar server…

The Eucharist

One of my Catholic friends asked me a question some time ago, and has been waiting patiently for an answer. Regarding the Eucharist, did you (a) once believe and then stop believing, or, (b) never believe in the first place?   Bonus question:  if (a), what caused you to stop believing? I’ve been thinking about…

Shocked in LA

The archbishop of Los Angeles is shocked–shocked!–that the government is looking into how he handled abusive priests. Lee Podles; Commonweal; Rocco. Commonweal asks, “Should the government be able to determine the proper relationship between a bishop and his flock?” If that relationship involves sending them priests he knows are molesters, I say yes. The state’s…