Dr. Peters on WordPress and the art of ‘In Your Face’

An excellent comment from Dr. Peters on the sudden appearance of a rainbow on the WordPress posting page. Dr. Peters is a canon lawyer, but for the purpose of this post he is a fellow blogger on WordPress confronted with “all the lately-found bravery of one who jumps on a bandwagon after someone else has won a fight”.

He writes:

“Mind, WordPress has never, in my three or so years of using it, marked its tool pages with any political logos or symbols of any kind. But today there is an in-your-face gloat over the Supreme Court decision in Obergefell.”

And

“Yes, a lot of people are happy about Obergefell. I get it. But assuming everyone wants to celebrate it?”

Read the rest over there. Yes, WordPress, you too.

Stats for November 2011

It’s been a good month, as the momentum of last month continued well into the first half of November. Some tweaks in the WordPress stats layout show me that search engines are the most important tools by which people find this blog – 1,120 this month alone. But much gratitude must also go to those blogs who link to me, first and foremost Rorate Caeli, who keep a keen eye on the developments in the traditional field in the Netherlands. 388 people came here via them this month. The sum total number of views in November was 5,868, and here are the 10 most popular posts:

  1. The weak case of the disobedient priests 328
  2. Celebrating five years at St. Agnes 142
  3. The elderly priest and the diocese – a simple case of right and wrong? 61
  4. The change the Church needs & Berlin is vacant – herald of things to come? 40
  5. An impression of a unique occasion 39
  6. Revelations trigger revelations- further developments around Bishop Cor Schilder & Het probleem Medjugorje 37
  7. “I was not I who gave you the breath of life” – death merchants at the door 36
  8. Now official: San Salvator no longer Catholic 35
  9. Dutch missionary bishop in the dock 33
  10. The first Advent letter of 2011 & Bishop de Korte presents the new parishes of his diocese 29

In the name of the Church

The Catholic World Report features an interesting interview with Francis Cardinal Arinze, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for Divine Worship and considered by many to be papabile, a likely cardinal to become pope. In this interview, the cardinal speaks about the new liturgical translations in English, and other topics related to the ‘reform of the reform’.

Since work has begun on a new translation of the Dutch missal as well, I think this is relevant to the Church in the Netherlands and Flanders as well. That is why I provide a translation. Getting that translation on the blog cost me far more time than it should have, because the problems between Word and WordPress are seemingly insurmountable. It basically comes down to lots of invisible coding messing up the layout. But I managed to produce a text with proper layout by copying and pasting paragraphs one by one.

I like WordPress, but finding an answer to a problem is very difficult.