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Building plans, including oratory. I don’t like it. The Catholic Crystal Cathedral. Via Dom.

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In Kosovo In a meeting with Patriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that the world community has largely ignored last week’s violence, which left at least 31 dead and more than 500 wounded. […]

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Here, at “The Power of the Cross” There are those who would conclude that we live in an age when miracles have ceased, but I know that miracles abound—we just don’t recognize them. Even the world that we view through […]

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Really. A reader. Not me. Got it? May marks 25 years as a vagabond Catholic. It’s hard to concoct a list anymore of the dioceses, bishops, archbishops, priests, parishes. They sort of run together after a while. Some very liberal, […]

An article from the Public Interest Since the late nineteenth century and the emergence of the Social Gospel, the typical response of the mainline churches to the challenge of secularism has been to capitulate to it. Every one of these […]

Very random: 1) On the “have perspective” issue: I do think there is a tendency for all of us, no matter what end we stand on, to make mountains out of molehills. Those of us who have attended Mass regularly […]

An LA Times piece on the Tolkien collection at Marquette (LRR) For here, inside Marquette University, rests the world’s preeminent collection of J.R.R. Tolkien’s best-known literary works. The original text for “The Hobbit,” his first published book, is here. So […]

Friday preaching to the Palestinians It’s worth tuning in from time to time. Non-Arabic speakers can do this thanks to the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, which posts its translations of items from the Arabic media on its website. […]

A Telegraph article on the priest who said Mass on the set of TPOTC Very interesting – the fellow has high family connections among intellectual, aristocratic Old Europe. But it was this passage that I found the most memorable: Speaking […]

About Bishops’ appointments: From the Texas perspective From the Philadelphia paper And here From Helena