I tried an experiment where comments were not moderated, and it just became an opportunity for commentators to argue with one another, and to treat the comboxes as if it were their own blog.
Comments are now moderated again. Please keep comments brief, generally to three paragraphs, unless there is a just reason to take up more space. Arguing with other commentators and attacks on this blog will not be permitted.
Alex, I appreciate your support for the Pope and your criticisms of some of the errors on the right, but you need to get your own blog. Your comments are too long and often off-topic.
George, go somewhere else, if you think this blog is “toxic”. Name-calling and denigrating remarks toward other commentators will not be permitted.
I’ll be going through some of the old comments and deleting them, so if anyone wants a copy of what they posted as a comment, now’s the time to make a copy for yourself.