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September 2005 Archives

I like what Terry Mattingly called this post: An Anonymous Priest Walks Into a Newsroom, addressing the ethical questions behind the media’s proliferation of the pained gay priest expressing his fears about the coming witchhunt and unwilling to go on […]

Dom is keeping on top of the Cuenin wailing and gnashing of teeth up in Boston. Over in the diocese of Worcester, another priest was temporarily pulled from the pulpit A Catholic priest in this town was temporarily pulled from […]

From NRO, Robert George on an important pro-life philosopher: Earlier this month, the discipline of philosophy lost one of its finest teachers and the pro-life movement lost one of its most brilliant intellectuals. John M. Dolan, professor of philosophy at […]

Pope announces that World Day of the Sick will be held in Australia The World Day of the Sick will bring hundreds of religious leaders and health experts to South Australia from around the globe. Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, who […]

This one is a couple of weeks old, but I neglected to blog it at the time – an LA Times examination of the intentions and consquences related to Roe v. Wade Last year, on the fifth anniversary of Blackmun’s […]

Russian cult leader exploits grieving mothers of Beslan Susanna Dudiyeva and Anneta Gadiyeva, who complained to President Vladimir Putin at a Sept. 2 meeting about the handling of the hostage-taking crisis, joined nine other mothers at the Kosmos hotel last […]

Vatican Watcher links to an article on the situation of Christian churches in the Ukraine, pointing to a coming blow-up between the patriarchates of Moscow and Constantipole, with the Eastern Catholic church watching and waiting form the sidelines.. More here, […]

Vaticanisti reports on some canonical trial news: The number of canonical trials for those priests accused of sexual abuse have increased dramatically this month and will continue through November. Most of these canonical trials are occurring in Rome and many […]

From Peter Chattaway’s Film Chat blog: …David Auburn, the playwright behind Proof (my review), is now working on a script for a movie called St. George and the Dragon. Apparently this film is the brainstorm of Doug Wick, who saw […]

Tomorrow late afternoon, Foof and I are off to Madison, Wisconsin, for that diocese’s catechetical gathering. (pdf file). The keynoter is Rev. Ronald Nuzzi of Notre Dame – I’m doing a couple of workshops spinning off of the theme of […]