In 1867, Matthew Arnold wrote "Dover Beach", a haunting poem evoking the "melancholy, long, withdrawing roar" of the Sea of Faith. As a boomer who finished Catholic elementary school in 1964 and then watched my Church falter, I've found the roar all too audible. So here I wait, listening for the whispers of that Sea's invincible return.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Not one Catholic priest or bishop was invited to give any prayer or invocation at Mr. Obama's inauguration.
Hey, you 53% of American Catholics who voted for him: how do you like your reward?