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January 1, 1970 Archives

Fr. Maciel’s penance

posted by awelborn

Canonist Ed Peters: Nothing here proves the accusations against Maciel, which he has repeatedly denied; nor does it force the conclusion that CDF believes the accusations; in fact, we do not even know whether CDF is using the word "penance" […]

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Not too bad

posted by awelborn

I’d cleared my (oh-so busy) schedule for today to be available, and it looks like there’s not much happening. Which I’m glad about. I was on a show on Relevant Radio/Chicago Catholic radio this morning, I’ve got local TV coming […]

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In Iran

posted by awelborn

Considering badges… Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country’s Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims. "This is […]

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Your DVC Post

posted by awelborn

Here’s a post for you: I’m getting a real upswing in visitors right now – weird, and kind of disconcerting. What do you people want from me? Anyway, I thought I’d take advantage of this and ask for contributions. No, […]

Mercator on DVC

posted by awelborn

A special issue of this excellent ‘zine…an a review of DVC by a numerary Naturally, I was curious to see how Howard would deal with Opus Dei, which had complained politely, but persistently, of being defamed in the book. He […]

Baby Daze

posted by awelborn

Many congratulations to Dom and Melanie Bettinelli on the birth of their daughter, Isabella Marie

Or you could spend $4500 on something that might actually help people

posted by awelborn

Church buys out DVC showings You can see "The Da Vinci Code" tonight for free, courtesy of the Discovery Christian Church that meets in Cranberry. In a move that is costing roughly $4,500, the church has bought all of the […]

DVC Varia

posted by awelborn

Stephen Greydanus: A few Christians have optimistically hoped that The Da Vinci Code might provide a potential opportunity for dialogue and discussion about Jesus with people who might not otherwise be open to such discussions. Yet if anything the film […]

The statement

posted by awelborn

From Vatican Information Service Beginning in 1998, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith received accusations, already partly made public, against Fr. Marcial Maciel Degollado, founder of the Congregation of the Legionaries of Christ, for crimes that fall under […]

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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