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More on Fr. Todd

posted by awelborn

Friends/family have updated Fr. Todd Reitmeyer’s blog with details of arrangements for both Texas and South Dakota. From the Sioux Falls diocese website

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DVC in India

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes is home for the summer and reports on DVC encounters he’s had, as well as the Indian Church’s response (Sony agreed to a 15-second disclaimer for India) So, guess what the sweet white-haired Indian auntie and the middle-aged […]

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Pope to Polish priests and bishops

posted by awelborn

From earlier today: The greatness of Christ’s priesthood can make us tremble. We can be tempted to cry out with Peter: "Lord, depart from me, for I am a sinful man" (Lk 5:8), because we find it hard to believe […]

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(Peter) Hitchens on bishops

posted by awelborn

Raging anti-religionist Christopher HItchens has a deeply traditional Anglican brother, Peter, whose latest for the Daily Mail takes some bishops to task: Here’s what we should really be worrying about: the dismal conditions of the British ‘poor’ are often the […]

For Canon Law Geeks…

posted by awelborn

Ed Peters reviews a new website: Msgr. Cormac Burke is an Irish priest of the prelature Opus Dei, a member of the Irish bar, professor of modern languages, and a prolific theological author. More than all of these, though, Msgr. […]

Found? Or just more lost?

posted by awelborn

Comments on the season finale – and the entire past season of Lost? There are a lot of levels to figure out here – the technicalities of exactly what is going on with the island – does the mystic/vaguely spiritual/redemptive  […]

Full Communion?

posted by awelborn

An intriguing note for those of us who study the ebbing and flowing of ethnic churches in the US throughout the past century or so – the USCCB has a note that there have been ongoing conversations between the RC […]

I appreciate your thoughts

posted by awelborn

Catholic Wisconsin Governor stays on the embryo destruction train: Gov. Jim Doyle broke with Wisconsin’s two most prominent Catholic bishops on Wednesday, bluntly telling them he would not rethink his strong support of embryonic stem cell research. "While I appreciate […]

For sale

posted by awelborn

In Spokane: The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is selling its bishop’s office building to raise money to pay victims of clergy sex abuse. The diocese has retained Keen Realty, a Great Neck, N.Y., company that specializes in representing companies in […]

Bishop walks out..

posted by awelborn

Interesting…The bishop of Lafayette, LA walked out of a Catholic high school graduation because the audience wouldn’t shut up. Most high school graduations that I’ve been involved in constantly fight this problem – it’s not just cheering, it’s bullhorns, screaming, […]

The Pope in Poland

posted by awelborn

The arrival Here’s some video of the arrival. (Well, it’s supposed to be…doesn’t play for me yet…) MIchael found a photo of him speaking to journalists on the plane – and the only citation of what he said to them, […]

Fr. Todd Reitmeyer

posted by awelborn

The report comes to me that the man killed in this watercraft accident on Lake Travis near Austin yesterday was Fr. Todd Reitmeyer, longtime blogger, priest of the Diocese of Sioux Falls. It is heartbreaking to read his latest blog […]

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