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January 1, 1970 Archives

Rosary Novice – a fellow thinking about and praying the rosary, on a learning curve From First Things – Fr. Neuhaus and Jody Bottum so far The Spectator Online – Bloggy jabs from Neumayr (and others) all day, every day!

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How to tell if The Lion, the Witch and The Wardrobe is a Christian film: Earlier this month, Disney ran the first test screening of its December release, The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe in a California theater. The […]

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Report from the synod today… (well, actually reporting on yesterday) According to priests who briefed reporters on the synod proceedings in several languages on Tuesday, the debate produced a coarse exchange late Monday between Cardinal Angelo Scola of Venice, the […]

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Rumors on this have popped up over the past few years, but here’s confirmation: Scorcese is, indeed, going to film an adaptation of Shusaku Endo’s novel, Silence (from an interview with his editor) A movie called ‘Silence’, which is based […]

Excerpts from today’s Synod speeches are here. Very general. Also in today’s VISEN, a news item about this Sunday’s beatification: At 9.30 a.m. on Sunday, October 9, Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of […]

Bishop visits Kentucky There are no paved roads, running water or electricity in Bishop Nicolas Djomo’s isolated diocese in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Amid dense equatorial forests and extreme poverty, schools and doctors are rare. Malaria and dehydration […]

For those of you who are still catching up with the Philadelphia Grand Jury report, here’s a summary from the National Catholic Reporter (And here’s the detailed breakdown of the report from Bishop Accountability) Here’s the press release on the […]

He’s been silent for a couple of weeks, but today Sandro Magister is back – no real news, but more of a summary of the Benedict papacy so far. The gist? Benedict wants the Church to be leaven, salt, seed […]