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January 1, 1970 Archives

Two choices

posted by awelborn

Either someone is totally stupid or desperately bored at work. H/T and thanks to reader John. Guess who?

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Fallen Order

posted by awelborn

I’ve finally read Fallen Order by Karen Liebreich. I had put it off because although the subject interested me very much, I thought the story she tells – how sexual abuse impacted the early years of the Piarist Order – […]

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Settlement?

posted by awelborn

Archdiocese of Milwaukee case: Peter Isely, Midwest director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, saw the California settlements as a way to avoid having retired Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland have to reveal more details about his actions […]

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The Pope and Evolution

posted by awelborn

This will be the story over the next few days, as the Pope gathers with his former students at Castel Gandalfo for a reunion seminar on the topic (last year the topic was Islam) This year the seminar– devoted to […]

The Cardinal in Rome

posted by awelborn

A Boston Magazine article on Cardinal Law’s life in Rome. The article attempts to claim that Law is exerting great "influence" in Rome  mostly because he sits on 8 dicasteries, but the solid evidence is rather thin. Law’s continued sway […]

Christus Consolator

posted by awelborn

An article about a statue of Christ that stands in Johns Hopkins: Ever since it was erected in 1896, “Christus Consolator” has been a source of inspiration, hope and consolation for countless patients, doctors, students and visitors of all faiths […]

Stepping up

posted by awelborn

The Monastic Communities of Jerusalem have been given the traditionally French parish in Rome, located at the top of the Spanish Steps: The Holy See and the city of Rome agreed to assign the care of the historic church, at […]

Losses

posted by awelborn

In the Archdiocese of New Olreans, uninsured losses are high: The estimate of uninsured flood damage to the archdiocese’s 1,274 buildings now stands at $120 million, far more than the $84 million the archdiocese estimated in the spring, when it […]

Christians in China

posted by awelborn

Magister reprints an interview with a China observer: The interview is with Fr. Gianni Criveller, of the Pontifical Institute of Foreign Missions. He is one of the leading experts on China, lives in Hong Kong, and is one of the […]

Picasso in the Vatican?

posted by awelborn

In her latest ZENIT column, art historian Elizabeth Lev takes on the director of the Vatican Museum’s statement that he’d like to include a Picasso in the collection. She wonders why, suggests some possibilities, and then, inspired by the Feast […]

At Manoppello

posted by awelborn

Today, Benedict visited Manoppello: Benedict XVI will be the first Pope to visit the Shrine of the Holy Face of Manoppello, home of what many believe is Veronica’s veil. The Pope will visit the shrine Friday, arriving by helicopter to […]

Mom stuff

posted by awelborn

The blogger at the Bearing Blog points to a couple of articles about a mother of 22 who recently passed away. I particularly liked this quote from the mom, from another article about her a couple of years ago: "We […]

Wiki stands tall

posted by awelborn

For all of its faults…Wikipedia refuses to give in to PRC government: In Hong Kong for three days to speak at the Chinese Wikimania 2006 conference at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Wales said he had no intention of […]

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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 ...

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