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January 1, 1970 Archives

..or however that goes. What with two sons in college, twenty-plus years after I was there, in the days before the internet, one of the things I’m always interested in is how professors are dealing with the threat and fact […]

I’m going to tell you that I’m going to shift the direction of this blog, just slightly. The thing is that I have a lot of work to do in the next five months, work that just got some more […]

(OT meaning “off-topic”, rather than “Old Testament,” btw) Here’s the thing. A couple of weeks ago, I had a headache when I was trying to go to sleep. It wasn’t a terrible headache – I’m not susceptible to migraines or […]

From the Washington Times, an article about priests from other countries filling the gaps But church officials say they do not actively recruit priests from other countries. “They are looking to come here,” said Anne Edwards, spokeswoman for the Diocese […]

From Carl Olson, written for a Protestant website, because, you know, he’s one of those unecumenical New Apologists. When my final Protestant pastor (a good man and dear friend) saw that I was becoming deadly serious about entering the Roman […]

From Conor, and worth discussing: (BTW Here’s an update on the situation he’s discussing.) At the risk of being attacked, can I ask why this guy should be kicked out of the priesthood, bounced, or banned from public ministry? Certainly, […]

Follow the lead of that Chicago group Thirty local priests have signed a strongly worded letter protesting what they call violent language toward homosexuals in a Vatican document. The 12-page Vatican document discourages same-sex marriage and instructs Catholic lawmakers to […]

In Colorado, a family says good-bye to a son for whom they cared for decades The Eloes, devout members of the Catholic Church who always brought Thomas to services, wouldn’t change anything about their son’s life. Marilyn was firm that […]