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January 1, 1970 Archives

Joseph Bottum in First Things His point? That the justification for capital punishment that is rooted in the need to repay a blood debt with more blood is essentially pagan, and, unchecked It is real, unbearably real, in other words, […]

This is the title of a moderately lengthy article in the 7/25 issue of The New Yorker (article not online). What’s interesting, as one reader pointed out, that this is the second long piece on Roman Catholicism that the New […]

We had a thread last week on this order’s work in DC. Someone posted questions about the admission criterea, at least to the Queens, Village, NY facility. Here’s a clarification from Sister Margaret Hogarty, lsp: I would like to clarify […]

If you go look at the Amazon list of best-selling books under the Catholicism category, you’ll find, at this moment (8:55 central), that A Woman Rides a Beast by Dave Hunt holds the #17 spot. Really? I’m thinking that even […]

A couple of updates/clarifications on stories we’ve followed here in the past: The Staten Island pastor who took desperate measures to combat non-Mass-attending families has a new fan – the mother of one of the affected families When she finally […]

I don’t know how I missed this one, but here’s the quite interesting interview with Bishop Finn of KC from their diocesan paper Bishop Finn, who was formerly a priest of the archdiocese of St. Louis, and editor of their […]

Of great concern to some parents has been the question of vaccines derived from aborted fetal tissue. This has been an issue for some time, that came to the fore especially when the chicken pox vaccine became available and then […]

From Aidan Nichols, O.P, In this article I attempt an overview in four parts. First, I shall discuss why Catholics should not only show some ecumenical concern for Orthodoxy but also treat the Orthodox as their privileged or primary ecumenical […]

NBC’s Jim Cummins has sued the Archdiocese of Dubuque Mr. Cummins, chief of NBC News’ Southwest Bureau, was an altar boy and high school basketball star in Cedar Rapids. In the summer of 1962, when he was 17, he was […]