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January 1, 1970 Archives

What all the cool kids are doing. No, I’m nowhere near the point of trying to do something myself. It would be just one more distraction from the fiction, which I am really committed to. But just some reminders: 1) […]

In the new First Things, Archbishop Chaput of Denver makes his case against certain legislative efforts to expand the statutes of limitations for civil liability in his state – and elsewhere In judging it, however, we need to consider the […]

Thoughts from Fr. Neuhaus Next to the Wall Street Journal’s virtual advocacy of dismantling the border altogether, the Catholic bishops are probably the most influential pro-immigration lobby in the country. This is not unrelated to the fact that the overwhelming […]

From Catholic News Agency: The Catholic primate, Archbishop Sean Brady of Armagh, said he intended to seek further details about the event, which drew about 1,000 people. "True ecumenism is best served by initiatives that are respectful of, and sensitive […]

It’s going to be a busy weekend at Notre Dame. Interesting, as well. In addition to the Pro-Life Conference on Saturday, the Eucharistic Procession on Sunday, tomorrow – Friday, Bishop D’Arcy, who expressed "strong disappointment" with President Jenkins’ letter, will […]

In the ND student newspaper, from Rev. John J. Coughlin, O.F.M. a professor of law Second, please permit me to offer a few observations as a member of the faculty. In his Closing Statement, the president stresses his desire to […]

I’m coming….

All eyes in Boston on the Archdiocese’s financial report: Here’s the Boston Globe today: O’Malley repeatedly made clear that change is necessary, saying, ”Our revenue is inadequate to fund our ministries." He has set up a number of committees to […]

The LAtimes, miraculously, has some criticism of Cardinal Mahony: In describing his response to sexual abuse allegations, Mahony has said he and other bishops initially believed molesting priests could be cured through therapy. He said that his approach changed over […]

John Farrell notes a Boston case in which a priest was cleared of charges against him, and comments: I have only a couple of comments. 1. Notice that when ambulance chasers "lawyers" get their cases thrown out, they start whimpering […]