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January 1, 1970 Archives

As an Air Force Chaplain In the latest chapter of his turbulent career, Father Doyle was quietly removed from his job as an Air Force chaplain in a clash with his archbishop over pastoral issues. He lost his endorsement as […]

There’s a new production on Broadway. Peggy Noonan reflects on a particular moment An important moment in the plot is when a character announces she is pregnant, and considering having an abortion. In fact, she tells her mother-in-law, she’s already […]

A Catholic college commencement speaker brouhaha The surgeon, author and former ABC medical correspondent was hours away from leaving her home in California when she received a fax from University of Saint Francis President Sister M. Elise Kriss. The letter […]

IRS reminds non-profits of their proper place The Internal Revenue Service on Wednesday reminded charities to steer clear of prohibited political actions during their election-year activities. Charities, churches, educational institutions and other nonprofit groups organized as tax-exempt organizations cannot participate […]

Squeezed me in at the last minute!

Who went to a National Catholic Prayer Breakfast and who didn’t The White House spurned one of the largest gatherings of Roman Catholics in Washington this morning, out of concern that the gathering would be too Washington-centric, according to someone […]

A DMN columnist advises the Vatican I remember arguing with a good friend back in the 1970s that I couldn’t see how anyone could embrace the Bible’s emphasis on justice for the poor and not support the Voting Rights Act. […]

Toomey loses One dentist in Lower Paxton calls himself a conservative and a pro-lifer, but Bush’s relentless campaigning made the dentist think Bush needed Specter if he was going to win the November election. This reasoning is faulty, but local […]

Has been building for days The latest round of violence erupted Sunday after several members of the region’s small, largely Christian, separatist movement rallied in the city center. Muslims, who view such public displays as a provocation, assaulted the demonstrators, […]

Is the subject of the email. The content is typical: The central tenet of “The Da Vinci Code” is correct: religion was invented by men for the purpose of controlling other men. It is the most hypocritical of all man’s […]