Links: Feminist Mikvehs, an Evil Game and a Confused Cardinal
Raymond Cardinal Burke has spoken from his throne again, this time suggesting that the Catholic Church “lacks a rudder.” (JOKE ABOUT CAPPA MAGNA TK) Most Earthlings would say that the rudder is the Pope but maybe having two Popes wasn’t a good idea after all. It’s confusing, even to Cardinals.
Anyway, what the church is lacking more and more of every day is real estate as churches and schools close and are sold off to be adaptively reused.
Meanwhile, in China, the rapid spread of Christianity is causing problems.
Some people think that Ouija boards are fun games like Sorry! I disagree. Hasn’t anyone been to a slumber party or seen the Exorcist? Have some sense, people.
Read a fascinating dispatch by Orthodox Jewish feminist DeDe Jacobs-Komisar at the Toast on mikvehs.
And hear Terry Gross and Gerard Russell discuss disappearing pre-Islamic Middle Eastern religions here.
Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.