Monday, November 10, 2008

Nunc Dimittis? Not Yet.

At the temporary Mothership, the midnight oil burns....

As of the evening rounds, the house buzz spread that the relevant committees were hashing out a proposed statement for the body of bishops on "Catholic Teaching in Political Life." If that proves to the case, its "hard-edit" would presumably come in the morning's executive session, with the relatively brief text then formally presented to and voted on by the bench during the afternoon discussion.

According to one report, Bishop Finn was said to have been consulted in the drafting... and given the presence of dear Bishop Martino, provided it all comes to pass, the USCCB will, indeed, be speaking for him, too.

At least, speaking for everyone is the point of the exercise.

Admittedly, though, it's somewhat surreal: a year after Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship was painstakingly crafted and entrusted to the whole body to accomplish precisely that same end... church, it's deja vu all over again.

And with that, at the close of a long day, see you in the... midmorning.