George Weigel on the Leadership Conference of Women Religious :
Theres not a whole lot of common ground to be found between these two readings of the post-conciliar history of womens religious life in these United States. Either Tom Fox is right in his general view of the situation, or Walker Percy is right in his. Yet while Percy would almost certainly have agreed that there are many holy and devoted women doing great service to Church and society within the LCWR orders, Fox seems unlikely to make any such concession about the bishops who have, over three decades, raised concern about the spiritual life of those orders. If inflexibility and intellectual bullying are at work here, theyre far more prevalent on the port side of the Barque of Peter than on the starboard side.
Also today, Joshua Genig on Benedict XVI and the ultimate betrayal :
He looked tired. The glow which once radiated from his visage has been clouded, even amid the natural joy of Pentecost Sunday. And we also heard it in his voice, as he proclaimed in his homily, with a slight tremble, the most profound and apropos aspect of this great Feast . . .