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January 1, 1970 Archives

From the CNS story on the Vox Clara meeting: Archbishop Hughes said that as a member of a Vatican advisory body he was not free to share Vox Clara’s reactions to the U.S. text, or to try to guess how […]

See, here’s one thing I learned today. In one’s attempt to keep the baby’s attention high and mouth shut, it’s normal to try to point things out and build anticipation for what’s coming. But now I know it’s not a […]

See, here’s a good idea: Using a blog to keep folks update on a church renovation – in this case the Cathedral of the Diocese of Tulsa. (Tulsa’s ordinary is Bishop Slattery, formerly director of the Catholic Extension Society, on […]

Various links on bloggers and what the Church is doing: An eye-witness account from Lebanon, via an Antiochene Orthodox priest here. Fr. Jim Tucker (who provided that first link) has links to several bloggers in Lebanon. Maronite bishops issues a […]

Ann Rogers reflects speculation on various names for a new Pittsburgh bishop. Kurtz of Knoxville is mentioned – someone had written me a few weeks ago saying they’d heard a rumor of Kurtz for Louisville…rumors, rumors….

As you know, the Pope has asked that today be a day of prayer and penance for the cause of peace. Here is a translation of today’s Angelus, courtesy of Teresea at the Papa Ratzinger Forum: Dear brothers and sisters, […]

An article on the growing number of Vietnamese American priests. This changing face of the priesthood was on display recently when the Diocese of Orange, in Southern California, ordained two Vietnamese American seminarians — and a third clergyman — at […]

A NYTimes profile of the Roman Catholic bishop of Algeria…the land of St. Augustine, where Christianity has just about disappeared. When he began his work as a parish priest in 1958, there were more than 700 churches in the country. […]