Hey, kids, check out the reworked Vatican website, with outdated code dating to the 90s. Jeff Miller and William Newton give the lowdown on antiquated code and morally sinful usability. Oh well, they kept the parchment background.
Here's what's bouncing around the bandwidth of Believers lately:
• Now that Patheos has effectively become the McDonalds of Catholic new media, we can rest assured in knowing that one of its pundits cares enough to tell us, that she supposedly does not care about something the Pope supposedly did or did not do. [Public Catholic]
• Lawrencinium Tiberius Rochenhoffenstauffengreensteinberg-Jones (the kind of nom de plume you adopt after too many years of living in your parents' basement), can't figure out how the Pope can give a supposedly adulterous woman a pass on one occasion, and uphold the sanctity of marriage the next. After all, when I want the straight skinny on what's happening in the Church today ... oh yeah, I'm gonna read the New York Times. [A Blog for Dallas Area Catholics]
• With all that has been said (or maybe should not have been said) about the recent canonizations of two popes of recent memory, if you had only two minutes to find out whether the decrees enjoyed the authority given by Christ to His Church "to bind and to loose" under heaven and earth, click here and call it a day. [The Hermeneutic of Continuity]
• What do you do after you've parlayed the story of your conversion to the Faith, into a best-selling book and a reality television show? Rewrite the former and call it a "memoir." After all, Baby needs a new pair of shoes. [Catholic World Report]
• Now that the Pope has opened this (yet another) can of worms, are we going to have married priests? Can we afford them? Let's ask one. [Standing On My Head]
• A deacon has been told by his bishop to shut down his blog dedicated to the defense of the papacy. His wife has more recently been directed to stop posting on her husband's behalf. What could possibly go wrong? [Protect The Pope]
• Anyone who thinks that a declaration of nullity for a marriage is "automatic" is an idiot, if only because nothing that takes twelve to eighteen months could be described in that way. But there's much more to it than that, and someone finally lifts the veil on that which is much more than it appears. [Aleteia]
• Finally, the thing that is missing in public discourse is the same thing missing in most discussions in Catholic social media. Learn the secret of how yours truly wins all his arguments on Facebook. [Crisis]
Well, that's our story and we're stickin' to it. Remember to attend Holy Mass this Sunday. Until the next weekly chattel of church chat, stay tuned, and stay in touch.