In This Issue:

CATHOLIC VOTERS FINALLY IN THE SPOTLIGHT
by Thomas Reese
In the midst of a sordid election campaign, the question of a Catholic vote, or whether there actually was such a bloc, did not appear to be as issue. Tom Reese presents current polls and historic data that indicate another possibility. Read more.
LIGHT YEARS FROM 1984
by Thomas Doyle
Just when we thought we knew everything there was to know about the sex abuse scandal. Tom Doyle continues to peel back the layers of corruption. Tom made this original presentation at the Annual SNAP Conference in Chicago in June of this year. He revised it in August for printing. Read more.
HIS KIND OF TOWN: BLASE CUPICH
by Tom Quigley
With the potential of a new American cardinal being appointed, one name being mentioned is Blase Cupich of Chicago. Tom Quigley reminds us that Chicago has catapulted six men to the red hat society. Since 1915, all Archbishops of Chicago have been honored in consistory with the title of Cardinal Priest and membership in the College of Cardinals. Read more.
WHO OWNS THE MASS?
by Robert Blair Kaiser
Home liturgies are not new, nor is the late Robert Kaiser’s look at their reality and Rome’s reaction. Canon lawyers threatened near excommunication for such actions as far back as the 14th century. Blair created a scenario that validates this practice in an intriguing novel. Read more.
REVOLUTIONARY CATHOLICISM
by Charles McMahon
Reform movements continue to press for change while conservative groups resist. The majority of Catholics are somewhere in between. Too many have voted with their feet as the closing of parishes indicates. Charles McMahon repeats the question: “Is the current monarchical, hierarchical system reformable within any reasonable time scale?” Read more.
EDITOR’s LETTER
October signals OMG!’s 11th issue. The late Robert Blair Kaiser was founding editor and helped launch this quarterly magazine. OMG! continues to seek writers with new perspectives, new paths, new insights, new dimensions, and new directions. In this issue, we ask our readers for their input to continue this vision. Please respond. Read more.

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Archive of Previous Issues
……….Volume 1, Issue 1, April 2014
……….Volume 1, Issue 2, July 2014
……….Volume 1, Issue 3, October 2014
……….Volume 1, Issue 4, January 2015
……….Volume 2, Issue 1, April 2015
……….Volume 2, Issue 2, July 2015
……….Volume 2, Issue 3, October 2015
……….Volume 2, Issue 4, January 2016
……….Volume 3, Issue 1, April 2016
……….Volume 3, Issue 2, July 2016