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May 2006 Archives

Kneel Terry Mattingly on the kneeling wars piece in the LA Times.

We’re going to be on the road from Tuesday morning through late Wednesday night. I’ll be speaking in Milwaukee tomorrow night and Wednesday morning. Tuesday night is for everyone, and I thought Wednesday morning was for parish/pastoral ministers, but judging […]

The texts of all the addresses are here. Photos here. Ian Fisher in the NYTimes: It is uncertain whether the pope’s lack of emphasis on the role of ordinary Germans will anger Jewish groups. Benedict, though, is well known to […]

All of the papal remarks from the Poland trip are up now: To young people: My friends, in the heart of every man there is the desire for a house. Even more so in the young person’s heart there is […]

…you could say it’s Joseph and Jesus. You could. (Note – the listing is now much simpler than before. It now ID’s the statuette properly – as Joseph and Jesus. But the original description id’d it as Jesus and "Sarah" […]

I will post more on the Pope’s last day and a half in Poland, once more news stories and texts are put on the web. But for the moment, I’ll say this: It was a most astonishing moment. As Benedict […]

Roger Ebert hears from the Code-philes. Q. Why did you refer to the novel The Da Vinci Code as a "preposterous" work of fiction, yet fail to label the Bible as such? Do you honestly believe the Bible is a […]

The LA Times picks up the story about the kneeling wars in an Orange County parish This has been extensively discussed on many Catholic blogs, and the LATimes story gets most of it right, although it is a little light […]

The portion of yesterday we spent in Windsor, Ontario was uneventful – the Canadian border officer was quite meticulous about our passports and our business going over. The US immigration officer was a little less meticulous, and fairly uninterested in […]

Magister on some recent appointments: As the new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the pope has called an Indian, cardinal Ivan Dias, 70, who has been archbishop of Bombay for ten years, but before that served […]