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The text of commentary that Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, the preacher to the Pontifical Household, prepared on the Gospel of this Sunday, the Baptism of Jesus The feast of the Baptism of Jesus is the annual occasion to reflect on […]

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A very interesting discussion of the Wheaton situation, blogged below, at TitusOneNine, an Anglican weblog, in case you didn’t know. Some commentors there are on the ground at Wheaton and environs, which is helpful. (Just a Wheaton note. There is […]

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Today, at the Mass we attended, the Rite of Welcoming was celebrated from 1 catechumen and 6 candidates – always nice to see, although the presider does things not quite right – rather than replacing the Opening Rite with the […]

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From the Office of Readings: John is baptising when Jesus draws near. Perhaps he comes to sanctify his baptiser; certainly he comes to bury sinful humanity in the waters. He comes to sanctify the Jordan for our sake and in […]

A WaPo piece taking a closer look at the purported age-old war between science and religion ….or not. As a science-minded kid in the ’60s, I loved to read stories about the march of science against the unholy trinity of […]

In the newest issue of Foreign Policy, there’s a profile of Sandro Magister, known to us through his articles on this website. It’s fairly short, not available online, and written, interestingly enough by Stacey Meichtry, who works with John Allen […]