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Okay, this map is absolutely fascinating. It doesn’t work with 100% smoothness, but my very limited knowledge of one or two parts of Rome tells me that it’s accurate. You click and drag the little girl (sounds harsh, but there […]

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TIME on the set: Still, he likes to confound expectations–he wears a cross containing relics of martyred saints, but he can swear like a Quentin Tarantino character–and those who peg him as a reactionary may be surprised to learn that […]

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At St. Paul Outside the Walls, from our very long Saturday…go to Michael’s entry for a very full report and some really good photos, including one of the mosaic of Pope Benedict that’s in the Basilica – and is illuminated. […]

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Do go check out this blog post at "Here in the Bonny Glen" about a 21-year old artist’s portrait of John Paul II that’s touring Boston parishes.

One of the real finds of the Loyola Classics series was Things as They Are by Paul Horgan. I can take absolutely no credit for "finding" it, though, since the title was suggested to me by George Weigel. It’s really […]

From Lakeland, Florida, of (mostly) fond memory, comes a story by the Lakeland Ledger’s very good religion reporter, Cary McMullen, on Rev. Earl Stallings, a Baptist minister, who was one of the 8 clergymen in Birmingham who supported Dr. Martin […]

On 3/1, I gave a "Theology on Tap" presentation at the Scholars’ Lounge, near the Gesu, in Rome. This past Thursday night, Dr. Scott Hahn gave a presentation, and some of you may have read the Whispers report of what […]

A New Orleans parish in peril: In the face of a much-reduced city population and physical damage to many churches post-Katrina, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is closing seven parishes and delaying the reopening of 23 churches. Attendance at St. […]

A NCR(egister) article on the fight out in Colorado over statutes-of-limitations legislation that excludes public institutions – like schools At a Senate committee hearing, too, opponents, including an attorney for the Colorado Catholic Conference, were cut off and told they […]