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January 1, 1970 Archives

Fr. Doyle loses his job

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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A Raisin in the Sun

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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In my own backyard

posted by awelborn

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 […]

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A little reminder

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Live on Beliefnet

posted by awelborn

Squeezed me in at the last minute!

Staying Away

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Torquemada Redux

posted by awelborn

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. […]

By a nose

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Trouble in Indonesia

posted by awelborn

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, […]

Refute This

posted by awelborn

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 […]

Down Arizona Way

posted by awelborn

Olmstead tells priests to withdraw their names from a statement Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted privately has ordered nine Catholic priests to withdraw their support from an interfaith statement supporting gay rights. Two of the nine priests who signed the Phoenix […]

Cal Thomas on the Kerry Problem

posted by awelborn

Here. The problem for Mr. Kerry is that he won’t even go that far. He is pro-abortion, for any reason and at any time. He has not said how he would work to make abortion “rare,” except that, like others […]

Wow

posted by awelborn

Great review of the book. I’m stunned.

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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