Videtur quod — a new blog
My friend and colleague here in Little Rhody has started a new blog. I encourage you to add “Videtur quod” to your RSS reader. Father John Alexander is a sharp thinker and a gifted priest. He is considerably more conservative than me, and he is a model of grace and generosity. A few years ago, the Providence Journal did a hatchet job on Bishop Geralyn Wolf. Thinking they’d get some explosive quotes, they contacted Fr. Alexander. Though he does not recognize women’s Holy Orders, he was magnanimous toward our bishop. That’s because he practices Christian respect, not because it’s trendy to talk about baptismal vows, but because it is the Christian thing to do.
There’s not a lot of content on his blog yet, but I fully expect he’ll have some good stuff there in the days, weeks, and months to come. I know that I won’t agree with everything he writes, but what he offers will be challenging, thoughtful, and well articulated.
If you’re around Providence on a Sunday, you might like to visit his parish — St. Stephen’s. It’s got beautiful liturgy, solid preaching, and great music. That’s the new blogger in this photo, celebrating mass. Of course, I wish St. Stephen’s allowed women priests, but we’ll have to agree to disagree on that one for now…
Visit his blog, and visit his church.