I grew up Catholic. Went to Catholic grade school and high school, got confirmed, went to confession (at least twice!), received communion, ate ham and potato salad in basements—the whole nine yards. Speaking of yards, I can’t recall ever being hit with a yardstick, but I did get punched in the...

  • March 15, 2021

[This is NOT a Trump or impeachment diary. Everyone needs a break!] From today’s Washington Post: Roman Catholic bishops propose opening priesthood to married deacons in the Amazon region Roman Catholic bishops from across the Amazon recommended Saturday to allow married deacons to become priests — a proposal intended to...

  • October 26, 2019

Friday was the end of 1st Semester, and my grades were all in before the end of the school day.  I will begin the week with my students having several days left to complete a mandatory exercise that does not affect their grades but does affect my evaluation before I...

  • January 27, 2019

Jesus Christ. It’s not enough that Catholic bishops downplayed, enabled, and concealed horrific sex abuse for decades — now they want to deflect responsibility, too. And the bogeyman they’ve settled on? Gay people, of course — because why confront your own demons when you can just cast them into a persecuted minority and...

  • August 20, 2018
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