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Bishop Skylstad accused of abuse A woman has filed a claim that she was sexually abused more than 40 years ago by Bishop William Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and leader of the Spokane Diocese. Skylstad […]

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On our last full day in Rome, after the 10:30 Latin Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and our farewell to the Pope at the Angelus, we decided to squeeze in a couple more sites before packing and apartment cleaning commenced. […]

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The Coliseum is awesome. It’s iconic, and you already know what it looks like, but to come up out of the Metro station and stand there, right in front of it, traffic racing by, knowing that 1900 years ago, it […]

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Here’s the info on my talk tomorrow night. It’s in Ford Chapel. Children would be allowed because, well…one of mine will be there. Yup.

As you can see from the sidebar, I’m speaking in PA tomorrow – if you’re in the area, please come say hey. And although it’s odd to go on another trip so soon…I really have to say that a flight […]

At the Catholic Report, David Hartline tells of the speaker selection process for a Catholic gathering…

Look. I’ve not seen the last two episodes of Lost. I guess I will watch it tonight. What do I need to know in order to not be…lost? (The last one I saw was the Sawyer-backstory ep, I think…where he […]

A week or so ago, there was a kerfuffle about the title "Patriarch of the West" being dropped from the Pope’s titles in the latest official Vatican Title Directory or whatever. Some wondered if it was a slapdown of the […]

Aside from the cheese, there’s another purchase I regret not making. I saw it at The Gesu, the central Jesuit church in Rome. Now, the Gesu is a fascinating place artistically and historically, of course, and I knew some of […]

(You won’t believe this, but I still feel as if I’m just getting started on this reporting…) Week ago today, we attended the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.  We had our tickets, retrieved Tuesday evening – an acquaintance arranged […]