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The shootings in Kansas


When I first heard about "hate crimes" and proposals to enhance criminal penalties for certain acts if they could be proven to be animated by "hate," I was deeply suspicious. I have come to re-assess my initial skepticism in light of events like the shootings in Overland Park, Kan., this past Sunday when Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. killed three people at a Jewish Community Center and nearby Jewish retirement home.

Review: Rekindling the Christic Imagination, Part II


Yesterday, I began looking at Fr. Robert Imbelli’s new book Rekindling the Christic Imagination: Theological Meditations for the New Evangelization. I got no further than the introduction which provocatively brings Charles Taylor into dialogue with Pope Emeritus Benedict, so full is that introduction with insights that seem particularly keen as we approach Holy Week.



Everyone by now has seen the video of Fr. Ray Kelly singing a revised version of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" at a wedding in Ireland. It's just great - not only does he make the wedding couple happy, he makes many liturgists disgruntled. A two-fer. 

But, it is heresy to think that anyone, including Fr. Kelly, can sing Cohen's classic as well as k.d.lang, although I suppose she is unlikely to ever sing it at a Catholic Mass. In any event, here it is: 


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