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Any pertinent addresses and statements from the USCCB Conference will be posted on this page. So far, the letter on Iraq is the only item.

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Pope to meet on 11/16 with dicastery heads about Latin/indult, etc..as well as that whole Archbishop Milingo problem. The Pope’s schedule in Turkey: On Tuesday, November 28, the Pope will arrive in Ankara at 1pm. The day’s activities will include […]

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This morning at the bishops’ conference, there have been preliminary discussion of several action items. They’ve been interesting, for those among us who are inveterate people-watchers and fascinated by organizational dynamics. This morning did not involve any deep, drawn-out discussions […]

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Kind of complicated – the Vatican Museums, are, of course, a huge draw in Rome (the Sistine Chapel being a part of it – the only way you can see the Sistine Chapel is through the Vatican Museum). The lines […]

Bishop Skylstad, president of the USCCB delivered his address. I imagine it will be posted online at some point today. It was a rather institutional, church-y talk, calling for unity, decrying negative tones and coarseness, not just in culture, but […]

Have you all been watching TLC’s The Monastery? We talked about it a bit a couple of weeks ago – has anyone been keeping up with it? Post here if you want to talk about . (I, per usual, keep […]

Sandro Magister finally weighs in with a piece on recent rumblings on the indult rumor, bringing in the French episcopal reaction, in case you missed all that last week. Cardinal Arinze was in St. Louis this past weekend, speaking at […]

If you’re interested, the public sessions of the USCCB meeting are being aired on EWTN, and you can watch online. The bishops meet in Baltimore through Thursday, but only the Monday and Tuesday sessions are public. The rest are "executive […]

If you don’t know anything about Saint Frances Cabrini beyond her name…change that. Mother Cabrini was truly an astonishing woman whose life is as vigorous an expression the power and transformation that happens when we give ourselves over to Christ. […]