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A brief NYTimes note: In December, after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a tough border security bill that, among other things, would make it a crime to assist illegal immigrants, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assailed it […]

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Catholic Church in Scotland throws down the gauntlet in the wake of a court decision for a teacher sacked for being non-RC McGrath estimated the current proportion of RC primary school teachers who were actively practising as "90, 95, 98%. […]

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A rather interesting column from the Times (UK) on the decision confronting a High Court in Ireland on what to do with some frozen embryos. It’s more honest than most treatments of the issue you’ll find here, although not every […]

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Check out the Roaming Roman’s absolutely wonderful photographs and trip report.

But I still want to point out to you the absolutely great section of the North American College website on the Station Churches in Rome The interactive map shows you where each church is located, and the tradition is for […]

Part 1 of the 1st Lenten homily of the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa . This struck me as an intriguing point: It has been written that the Gospels are "accounts of the Passion preceded by […]

Tom at Disputations has posted an outline of Deus Caritas Est he used in a parish discussion of the encyclical (Although he says in the comments that the "discussion" part of the event might be hard to discern) And, there’s […]

Terri Schindler Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed. She died 13 days later, on March 31. Blogs for Terri is still here – drawing attention to the issues at work in the Schindler-Schiavo case. Today, perhaps we could pray for all […]

This subject is one of constant debate and discussion, and this is one of those moments in which, for some reason, the discussion is louder than usual. What did the Founders believe and when did they believe it? Michael Novak […]

We sometimes highlight children’s books here. Not high literature, exactly, not the classics, but new titles that have engaged the almost-reader in our household and not bored his mother by repeated readings. This week’s winner is: Amazon listing here. Checked […]