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Addison Del Mastro writes on urbanism and cultural history. He writes daily at Substack.
The cast of ‘Father Ted,’ from left clockwise: Pauline McLynn, Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon and Frank Kelly (photo: Alamy/Moviestore Collection Ltd)
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Addison Del Mastro
“Father Ted” can be seen as both a relic of an Irish moment and a humorous, but serious, argument against the confessional state.
St. John Neumann Church, in Reston, Va., is typical of suburban parishes in the United States—many of which are required to maintain large parking areas by local zoning laws. (Addison Del Mastro)
FaithShort Take
Addison Del Mastro
Supersized suburban churches may have no choice but to pour acres of asphalt but there are still ways to use that land more productively.
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Addison Del Mastro
Deep in the ‘Gather’ hymnal is a treasury of distinctly Catholic meaning set to music. We could use a lot of more that.
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FaithShort Take
Addison Del Mastro
A nun’s ability to find humor rather than outrage, to remain humble while believing oneself to be in possession of the truth, is something we can use more of in today’s church.