At Commonweal, Tony Annett on George Weigel's essential blind spot: When others diverge from the Church's teaching, they are bad Catholics, but when he diverges, the Church is wrong.
At RNS, Martin Marty on the on-going efforts at reconciliation between Catholics and Lutherans, and why it is both a good thing and a remarkable thing, even if no one is writing about it.
At Dallas News, a fascinating dialogue between Bishop Kevin Farrell, soon to be headed to Rome, and his friend Judge Clay Jenkins. Their work together to help refugees during the Ebola scare shows the Church at Her best, right down to the head fake about the "gated community."
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Watching the ordinations of Boston's new auxiliaries the other day, I noticed that when the new bishops were led through the cathedral towards the end of the service, the congregation of 1400 people stood and sang "Holy God, We Praise Thy Name." That never gets old. Here is the best rendition I have found, alas, in German: