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Catholic News Service does an article on the various voting guides for Catholics that are out there – from state Catholic conferences, as well as independent groups like Catholic Answers and the fairly new Catholics in Alliance for the Common […]

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Cardinal Bertone addressed many Vatican diplomats today in his new capacity as Secretary of State: Speaking at the “Duke’s Hall” Cardinal Bertone, offered his thanks for the many messages of welcome and good wishes he received on his appointment September […]

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….here’s your police report from down in Delray Beach. Interesting line: "all parish employees received $100 extra in cash each week." I’m still trying to figure out how it all adds up to 8.6 mil, but I’ve not expended a […]

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Well, a few. I’ve got something I really need to get done, it’s naptime, so it’s 2 hours and counting ’til my work time runs out. Some things I’ve been looking at: At Mirror of Justice, there is an interesting […]

A heart-rending story from Arizona, but a story that is about nothing but love: The couple was faced with considering the doctors’ suggestions of an abortion, which would allow Veronica to undergo chemotherapy, or saving the baby, which would mean […]

"The priesthood is not a means for social advancement" – to the bishops of Malawi, on their ad limina "In a world dominated by secular and materialist values, it can be hard to maintain the counter-cultural manner of life that […]

Here’s the full text of Archbishop Pell’s address to the 2006 National Catholic Education Conference, Sydney: It begins rather provocatively. A big surprise from Pell, I know: Catholics have always been the most significant and interesting minority in Australian history.  […]

This amused me. Mark Goodacre, over at NT Gateway Weblog (he’s a Scripture scholar, currently teaching at ….) notes that in the General Audience on Wednesday, Benedict referenced the Gospel of and Acts of Thomas. From the GA: The fourth […]

A Christianity Today piece on Christians and Muslims in Lebanon, which, as per usual with CT, and as noted by Gashwin, completely ignores, you know, Catholics and Orthodox. This is unfortunately fairly standard in CT’s coverage of stories about "Christians" […]

…only Preston Sturges’ version would be classier. Two stories, the Palm Beach Post Whatley and special agent John Marinello of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement were assigned the case in June 2005. Whatley interviewed several former St. Vincent church […]