The New Gasparian
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A journal dedicated to the life and mission of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, and to a life lived in response to the call and the cry of the Most Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our on-going mission is to share good news of hope and communion.

Thursday, September 26, 2002
To be fair...

Sometimes writers on the National Review can be fair and even come to the defense of the Church when other publications do not get their facts straight. Here is
one example.

Still, the example below shows their willingness to be disrespectful, and this time on a topic that has nothing to do with the Catholic Church.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 4:12 PM link
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Just Kidding?

Ummm. am I missing something? Do they think
this is funny? I am sorry, Ken, I am picking on the National Review again, but they seem to cross the line of decency from time to time. I know the Catholic Church is everyone's favorite whipping boy now, and often there is reasonable cause. But this is ridiculous.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 3:49 PM link
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The Courage to Be Catholic

Here is something that sounds a great deal like St. Gaspar. It was Gaspar who so many times said that God had reserved these terrible times for us, for a reason. And now I find in George Weigel's book a wonderful little quote from Pope Pius XI that was apparently repeated often by Dorothy Day, "Let us thank God that he makes us live among the present problems. It is no longer permitted to anyone to be mediocre."

There was a little history of the late '60s and early '70s that I was not aware of. His sense of what a priest is and what a bishop is, and why we are in this situation is is very instructive. It is Vatican II Theology as it was meant to be. If you read nothing else on the current scandal in the church, this should be the book.

It seems that some of Weigel's friends on the National Review had advance copies of the book.
Here is one of their reviews.

We have a conference at 10:00, followed by Eucharist and then lunch. Then it will be the drive back to Chicago. There I will unpack, do the laundry, pack again and prepare for the drive to Ohio. It is time for one of our Deacon's mid-term reviews. On the road again.... will blog when I have time and access to a phone line.

posted by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, C.PP.S. on 9:28 AM link
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