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January 1, 1970 Archives

Amazon-ing around, I came across an intriguing book published last fall, The Fall of Rome; And the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins. Was the fall of Rome a great catastrophe that cast the West into darkness for centuries to […]

Two ecclesiastical rumors seem to be solidifying: The Bertone-replaces-Sodano as Secretary of State rumor finds its way into the Italian press: Tarcisio Bertone, Cardinal Archbishop of Genoa, will be Benedict XVI’s new Secretary of State. Sources at the Vatican said […]

Religion News Service story about the gender imbalance in Christian churches – not a new story. One thing I liked about the article is that unlike most of this type, it took the relatively long view, reaching back to 19th […]

A different sort of evangelism in Atlanta They hit hard, hit fast and were gone long before the Mall of Georgia’s shopkeepers rolled down their gates and called it a night.Jason and Marie Bunzey cased out a shopper at a […]

Nicole Kidman returning to her Catholic faith (I don’t think Kidman, unlike poor Katie, actually ever joined Scientology, though.) NICOLE Kidman’s marriage to country singer Keith Urban this month will mark a new stage on her spiritual journey. A close […]