Jim Manney posts on the newest twist in bringing publishing to the people: Blurb Customers of a just-launched Web company named Blurb can download professionally-designed templates for various kinds of books, including cookbooks, photo books, portfolios and volumes dedicated to […]
George Weigel’s latest column: Some light was cast on the complexity of all this during a recent conversation I had with one of China’s most prominent Catholic laymen (who, for reasons of prudence, must remain anonymous). He confirmed that there […]
Pulled together by Sylvie at the Papa Ratzinger Forum – for a bigger version and more, go here and scroll down.
Did anyone else watch it on PBS this evening…harkening back to the days when PBS actually did something valuable via Live from Lincoln Center…where many of us got our most sustained initial exposure to opera? My father had seen it […]
Mass translation approved. Roman Catholic bishops in the United States voted yesterday to change the wording of many of the prayers and blessings that Catholics have recited at daily Mass for more than 35 years, yielding to Vatican pressure for […]
No text of the remarks of the Apostolic Nuncio yet, but here’s the text of the address from the Bishop of Leeds, Arthur Roche, chariman of ICEL, to the USCCB: The version of Mass that we currently use is clearly […]
Well, that’s what one of the captions to one of the photos of Corpus Christi in Brazil – although the "rugs" also include coffee, sawdust and other materials. More photos of other "rugs" in other parts of Brazil, as well […]
In NRO: During the entire nine hours of the conference, none of the speakers I heard discussed how to live chastely while experiencing same-sex attractions. The focus was entirely on the goal of switching sexual orientations. Mike Haley, the director […]
In which I attempt to liveblog Benedict’s homily at the Corpus Christi Mass now being offered outside St. John Lateran in Rome (via the translator) on EWTN, who seems to be paraphrasing. I say this because the Pope goes on […]
In Michigan, the Christian Reformed Church is talking about Catholics: GRAND RAPIDS — More than 400 years after the Protestant Reformation, the Christian Reformed Church is trying to take back a historic slap against the Catholic Church. It’s not easy. […]
By the way, I noticed a couple of things at the Vatican website: There’s a special webpage up with links about the July meeting on families in Valencia, Spain. On the Catechism page, there are links to the Catechism text […]
Episcopalians, Southern Baptists…what about those bishops out in LA? Well, the preliminary meetings were held over the past two days and Rocco reports they were, er…tense. We had one phone message from an attendee, but it wasn’t about anything going […]
The Southern Baptists have been meeting this week, and elected a new president – the bloggers’ candidate, according to this TIME article: Pounding this and other issues home was a new power bloc in the Convention: bloggers. Southern Baptist-focused blogs […]
The first episode of the BBC series is online for a short time.
Dave Hartline of the Catholic Report is reporting from the General Convention: Dave Hartline Some of the conservative folks think the Episcopal Church isn’t following the Scriptures. How do you answer their concerns? Bishop Chilton Knudson Well that is an […]
Not until July 31, but the Pittsburgh paper runs with the story early: 12 women who will be ordained by other women to something. Here’s a point that I wish reporters and particularly (in this case) headline writers would get: […]
Abortion clinic shut down for causing the death of a baby. Well, at least it’s shut down, thank God.
As noted here earlier, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the USA (which is changing its name to just the "Episcopal Church," inspiring all kinds of speculation) is meeting in Columbus this week. The most newsy items on […]