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January 1, 1970 Archives

Do go read Rich Leonardi’s Catholic Exchange piece on the fate of the parish church in which his father grew up –  Ss. Peter and Paul in Rochester. It is the story of the American church, and I do think […]

Over at New Liturgical Movement, Shawn Tribe presents a useful analysis of possibilities – he carefully lays out various models of "freeing" the Tridentine Rite and then looks at what Benedict has said about these issues and then tries to […]

The heart of St. John Vianney – first in New York 10,000 came during that time: More than 10,000 people came to see the heart of St. John Vianney during the five days it spent at a Long Island church, […]

Beheaded Some 500 people attended yesterday the funeral of Fr Paulos Eskandar at Mosul’s Syrian-Orthodox St Ephrem Church. Father Eskandar, who was abducted on Monday, was founded beheaded some time later. The clergyman’s relatives confirmed that his captors had demanded […]

Benedict met with bishops of Zambia today, present for their ad limina visit. His words to them, delivered in English: The light of holiness that shines forth in those who have discovered this treasure is enkindled at the moment of […]

Edward Pentin at NCR(egister) on Cardinal Bertone and the Secretariat of State: Edward Pentin at NCR(egister) on Cardinal Bertone and the Secretariat of State: Cardinal Bertone, a jurist rather than a Vatican diplomat, is reportedly relying extensively on the expertise […]

Oh, I see that the new more bloggy John Allen page is up at NCR(eporter) and he’s been posting items all week – which means that the Friday column is much shorter – this week a look at Benedict and […]

Alan Cooperman does a good job on the story. Bonus: Hardly any of the usual suspects used as voices in the piece. And for that we are deeply grateful. Pope Benedict XVI has drafted a document allowing wider use of […]