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The Deacon's Bench

A longtime reader writes:

The time in the ‘comment cloister’ has been a journey. It has caused me to consider my own quick-to-judge tendencies. Following the way I tend to see so many things – neither all good or all bad, I will say that in my own (good-i-think) desire to have real conversation I have often jumped over the line numerous times. I am very deeply sorry about that and am grateful for the grace of this experience to help me to be a better person, Catholic and blogger.

Another veteran blogger asked me how my “no comments” policy was going, and I replied, “Very restful. I feel like I’m on retreat.”

Anyway…for some other takes, visit The Anchoress, who has posted on this very subject, and collected some worthwhile comments.