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January 1, 1970 Archives

Conflict of Interest?

posted by awelborn

An interesting inside-baseball journalism story with a Catholic angle: G. Jefferson Price wrote for the Baltimore Sun for decades before he left in 2004. Upon his leaving, he entered into a relationship with Catholic News Service, in which he would […]

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YouTube Homily!

posted by awelborn

Canadian priest blogger Thomas Dowd writes: I do believe I’ve just become the first Catholic priest to post a video homily on YouTube. I normally post audio files of homilies, but as it was First Communions a member of the […]

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From the Jerusalem Post

posted by awelborn

Dimitri Cavalli has an op-ed in the Jerusalem Post – "Was Pius XII really Hitler’s Pope?" Pope Benedict’s recent visit to Auschwitz helped rekindle the controversy over the actions of Pope Pius XII during the Holocaust. Although some Jewish leaders […]

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The professor and the Pope

posted by awelborn

Paragraph Farmer Patrick O’Hannigan examines blogger Eric Muller’s "analysis" of the Pope at Auschwitz Muller, however, sees insult where none was intended, lamenting the alleged “degradation” of identifying Judaism as the taproot of Christianity, as though the effort to eliminate […]

Babies for Life

posted by awelborn

In Georgia, a Catholic OB-GYN coordinates an effort to collect umbilical-cord blood: For the past five years Dr. Gerry Sotomayor of BFL has collected umbilical cord blood from newborns, sending it to cord blood public registries to help patients worldwide […]

Sweeping Condemnation Day

posted by awelborn

The Pontifical Institute for the Family issued a document today: The Pontifical Council for the Family, founded 25 years ago by John Paul II with the Motu Proprio "Familia a Deo Instituta," and presided by Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, today […]

PCA and SSPX

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z finds a theme: A common element in Rome’s conflict with the PCA and the SSPX are their illicitly consecrated, excommunicated bishops.  More importanly, however, they are also deeply mired in the matter of religious liberty in one way […]

Well…no

posted by awelborn

No auxiliaries for St. Paul-Minn, but 3 for Brooklyn. English news wire isn’t out yet, but here it is in Italian: Il Rev.do Mons. Octavio Cisneros, del clero della medesima diocesi, Rettore della "Cathedral Seminary Residence of the Immaculate Conception" […]

Cohen on Benedict

posted by awelborn

Whose silence? Now, though, Benedict has actually said something. He said more or less what I did after visiting Auschwitz-Birkenau — and before that, Treblinka, and afterward, Buchenwald and Terezin. He said what I said after reading a shelf of […]

To Uganda

posted by awelborn

The forthrightness of this piece from a Ugandan website intrigued me: get busy, people, and make it easier for the pilgrims! By declaring them martyrs and declaring June 3 a public holiday in their honour, government and church, respectively, have […]

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There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to ...

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But ...

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and ...

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

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling ...

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

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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