Owen Kearns, publisher of National Catholic Register, the last straw came a bit later, when an ad for the New Oxford Review declared that in the "average Catholic parish" the laity gets "crumbs: balloons or clowns or liturgical dancers or banners with greeting-card sentiments, but always platitudinous
homilies" from "Father Fluff"
When it comes to remedies, Fialka's are a mishmash of the platitudinous
and the outrageous.
But like all her public utterances, Hillary's columns are as packed with mealy-tasting platitudinous
virtue as a low-sodium granola bar:
Practiced to excess, painting was reducing itself to a base level: it had already become mediocre, platitudinous
His response to your findings is replete with the usual and predictable platitudinous
semantics that we are all so wearily familiar with...
It's not the hint of creative writing poetry class in the lyrics - this Nashville liberal's no Emily Dickinson, her philosophizing can sound as platitudinous
as a Hallmark condolence card.
So he wrote out a platitudinous
summary of what he thought they thought, made Alison Steadman read it out in voice-over and tarted it up with lots of visuals of teenagers behaving badly to illustrate what the GOW were supposed to be deploring.
How little that society has changed in terms of what rankles so many liberal-minded Americans--Congress, the press, religious zealotry--is an unspoken theme Holbrook now leans on to platitudinous
and repetitive extremes.
No quibble there, I suppose-although for once it does seem necessary to agree guardedly with that ubiquitous media psychiatrist, the pathologically platitudinous
Dr Raj Persaud, who confessed himself a little uneasy about the rather defiant tone of the movement, which might be summed up in the so-far unused battle cries "Loony and Loving It", "Delighted to be Demented" and "The game's less fun if you're playing with a full deck."
Unlike the Second Vatican Council and the meetings of CELAM, the Conference of Latin American Bishops, it had no theologians to provide the professional guidance that even bishops -- most of them bureaucrats -- need if they are to get beyond platitudinous
Without that edge, the panic he unleashes among his platitudinous
white hosts doesn't make a whit of sense; Smith's so puppyish it's never clear why Channing doesn't just shut up and adopt him.
Instead, they are provided a frustrating stream of evasive euphemisms, opaque jargon, platitudinous
generalities, and, sometimes, even downright deception.
Sadly, for the parliamentary under-secretaries and ministers of state occupying the lower rungs of government, "power" frequently means listening to a back bencher describe a litany of Government failure, before responding robotically with a platitudinous
list of Government successes.
While the words are expressed in a tone both literal and glibly platitudinous
, they pretty much sum up the playwrights' view of collective responsibility for global terror.
His ideas are also "like ours' in that they are utterly conventional, platitudinous
. At no time in either his interviews his book do we stop and say, "Hey, that's an idea.