Thursday 10 January 2013

The narrowing of the blogging mind

I mentioned the decline of Fr Z's blog.  He has a post today which is a good example of the unpleasant tone which seems to have crept in over the years.  He writes:

Fr. Anscar Chupungco, OSB, a well-known and influential liturgist, has died. He was 73.

I will remember him in my prayers, sincerely. In my opinion he created a lot of damaging confusion to our understanding of liturgical worship and inculturation.

An era is passing. The Biological Solution is working … on all of us.

Memento mori.

The Biological Solution?  Is it just me or does that have Nazi connotations?


  1. Fr Z and many others use that term just as a shorthand way of saying that the dissenters in the clergy, which are mostly aged from late fifties to early eighties will eventually be in the minority as they retire or die. Not good to use it in respect of an individual who has just died though. May he rest in peace.

  2. Indeed - I thought it was in very poor taste - and takes a lot for me to say that. Welcome to the new blog, by the way, - please tell others I've moved.