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May 2006 Archives

Later this week in Rome, an enormous gathering of representatives of the "new movements" will take place  – it’s Pentecost 2006, the second such gathering. The first was in 1998, with John Paul II. Here’s the website for the event […]

From the June issue of Touchstone, an article on recent statements about evolution, etc. from various Catholic luminaries: In a telephone interview given after the Times article appeared, Schönborn said that although his article had not been vetted by the […]

You’re going to want to discuss this one – it’s from NCR(eporter), and it’s a rather startling, honest reflection on a year spent working with the Christian Appalachian Project in eastern Kentucky. (Comments closed, though, ’til Wednesday night. You know […]

I’m just going to clean out my email box and post all the great links you folks have passed along here. Then when I get home, we’ll start all over again since, I hope, my brain will back in business […]

Talk went well tonight in Milwaukee – many thanks to the great Archdiocesan staff who publicized and coordinated things – thanks that I’m sure I’ll be repeating tomorrow. MANY thanks to the very patient staff to whom Joseph attached himself […]

Priest trouble: A Catholic priest in Sonoma has been dismissed following a report of sexual misconduct with a minor and the Sheriff’s Department has launched a criminal investigation, officials said Monday. The Rev. Xavier Ochoa, 67, assistant pastor of St. […]

Tragedy in Indonesia, thousands dead: The Caritas International webpage, with information about their relief efforts (Caritas is the international Catholic relief agency – Catholic Relief Services is the US branch) CRS page with a donation button – apparently also looming […]

You might recall the Irish Augustinian priests who brought in Church of Ireland ministers to concelebrate Mass a few weeks ago. Rumor is he’s been sacked from his teaching position: For the last two years Fr O’Donovan has spent six […]

The Pope at Auschwitz: The sight of a German Pope crossing into the death camp beneath the infamously false Nazi sign, "Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Will Set You Free), is arguably the most striking image of Benedict’s 14-month-old papacy. Walking […]

It will be a fine day when reporters on stories like this go to abortion-rights groups for their reactions. And press them on their reactions. And print them. Of course, it will be a finer day when these stories no […]