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January 1, 1970 Archives

…for real. In a Meridien, CT Catholic bookstore — They’re trying to sell books to save souls at the Maryheart Crusaders Bookstore. But that’s not the only way. Tucked inside the store at 9 Colony St. is a chapel where […]

In Boston, preservations are concerned Preservation groups, who have had an often unhappy history with Catholic church leaders in Boston, have begun quietly meeting with church officials and with government agencies in an effort to prevent the destruction of church […]

Victims and victims’ advocates gather to discuss the Jehovah’s Witness church and abuse Bowen contends that the Witnesses organization is a “pedophile paradise” because of the strong authority exercised by local elders and their overseers and the unusual way in […]

A profile of the DA who is prosecuting the Dupre case If a grand jury indicts him, Dupre would become the first bishop charged in the sex scandal that engulfed the Roman Catholic Church two years ago. Dupre retired a […]

Passed away today. From a reader: Bishop Kenneth Untener, aged 66, died today. He was diagnosed with leukemia in January of this year. He had been the bishop of Saginaw, my home diocese, since 1980. While I cannot say that […]

Not about religion, but…maybe. In Sunday’s NYTimes Magazine, Michael Lewis pens a marvelous, beautifully written piece about his old high school baseball coach and changing times. The changing times are, of course, parents who want their kids to be stars, […]

Vote of Confidence Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, recently criticized by a national Catholic panel for his legal tactics in sexual abuse cases, received a vote of confidence this week from the Los Angeles Council of Priests, an elected body representing […]

Turning his back on the spirits Voodoo is part of Haitian politics,” said hougan Philippe Castera, who lives in a shack but carries a cellphone. “The National Palace is filled with the spirits of the ancestors, and the president must […]

Wellesley cancels the production of the Cardinal Law play – they’re looking for another Boston-area venue.

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