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January 1, 1970 Archives

Every so often, I post short reviews of children’s books – not so much the classics and tried-and-true, but new titles, because I’m all about the new. (Tonight Joseph announced that he would not be eating any of the pork […]

Terry Mattingly’s latest column: The Christian moviemakers behind a low-budget film called "Facing the Giants" were stunned when the MPAA pinned a PG rating on their gentle movie about a burned-out, depressed football coach whose life _ on and off […]

Everyone’s emailing me about the Left Behind video game and a recent LATimes story about same. Carl Olson has a good, thorough post on the matter: It is tragic and scandalous, even if commonplace, when Christians succumb to the leading […]

Marvelous photo essay on Vatican City at Slate today. Although I confess, I can’t see either of the figures in the first photo as John XXIII, myself….too lithe.

A quite interesting analysis from Magister. Go read the whole thing. I’ll pull quotes later, probably. Gotta do some other stuff right now. Benedict XVI’s new curia isn’t just a matter of promotions and dismissals. It is also determined by […]

Gashwin Gomes, who is a normally US-based Catholic blogger with Indian roots, is in India for the summer, and reports on a discouraging Mass-going experience (be sure to read the comments on the post as well) All through Mass yesterday […]

Could be… Controversy in the press surrounding "Da Vinci Code" author Dan Brown, just beginning to fade, will likely revive later this week when the July issue of Vanity Fair hits the stands. According to an advance copy, the magazine’s […]

From AsiaNews: a priest’s regular journeys to North Korea: In the nineteenth century, the Korean peninsula was described as a “hermit nation” because of its impenetrability. Alas, the expression still holds for North Korea, especially where the Church is concerned: […]

This past week has been a very busy one for Benedict – let the man go on vacation (he will – in July, to the same place in the Italian Alps he went last year and to which JP2 went […]

From AsiaNews: The Pope continued his catechesis on Peter, today reflecting on unity and communion: The foundation of the primacy of Peter in the desire manifested by Jesus and recognition by the Twelve, and spontaneous prayers so that “poor human […]