Monday, March 06, 2017

RIP dotCommonweal Online Community

A March 4th post announced that Commonweal was revamping its site, shades of Making All Things New.  The dotCommonweal blog is being integrated into the magazine's site and the lively forum that followed each post will disappear.

I lurked more than I participated, regarding the regulars as the heavy hitters and myself as a lightweight.  I enjoyed the conflict, the wit and the repartee.

We are losing our parishes, and now I am losing my virtual neighborhoods, too.  Like the closing of Our Lady of Vilnius, I think the end of "Comments" is a big mistake.

I hope that the folks at Commonweal, unlike the Archdiocese of New York, will reconsider.

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