COVID Amnesty for Bishops?

Like zealous COVID politicians, the U.S. bishops have yet even to look at their own record during the “pandemic.” So far, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops hasn’t engaged in self-examination as to whether shutting down Mass and the sacraments from sea to shining sea, in some places for more than a year, was … Read more

Do I Want To See?

“There is none so blind as he who will not see.” In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus asks blind Bartimaeus what he wants, and the latter’s response is unambiguous: “Master, I want to see.” And Jesus gives him back his sight. The episode of Bartimaeus is one of several healings of the sightless in the Gospels, … Read more