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January 1, 1970 Archives

(From the take-home booklet based on Luke 10:25-37) "A man asked Jesus, ‘How can I be a good neighbor?’" Er….no he didn’t. Which is all the more irritating since the real point of the parable is far more radical than […]

Well, there’s been worse. But the Bishop Kate Schori interview in the NYTimes Magazine is gaining fast. Especially this part. How many members of the Episcopal Church are there in this country? About 2.2 million. It used to be larger […]

Rich Leonardi points us to an article in today’s Enquirer about St. Peter Claver Latin School for Boys in Cincinnati’s Over-the-Rhine neighborhood. In an Over-the-Rhine elementary school, a couple of dozen boys learn Latin and Spanish beginning in kindergarten. In […]

Meditating on the swift passage of time…. Note to grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins: Joseph thanks you very much for Michael’s presents…

(and Greek) Trying to give some encouragement: So, in a bid to stem the decline, on Oct. 30 the Pontifical Committee for Historical Sciences launched a competition for journalists. An award will be given to the journalist who best shows an […]

A nice note from a reader and pray-er of Michael’s Church’s Most Powerful Novenas book, which has, incidentally, been reissued in a new edition that’s in more of that prayer book format, with a leatherette cover, etc. It’s not here […]

Over the past few days, in Erie, a canonical trial of a prominent New York priest has been conducted. A NYtimes article: Mr. Donohue, 42, is the accusing witness in the church trial of Monsignor Kavanagh, the most prominent priest […]

Andrea Jaeger! Twenty-five years ago, Andrea Jaeger was the brat of the women’s tennis tour. While rising to No. 2 in the world, she tells PEOPLE she sometimes screamed at linesmen and was standoffish to competitors. Cut to the present: […]

The 10:30 Mass at St. Peter’s this morning was Mozart’s Coronation Mass – Cardinal Christoph Schönborn celebrated. I thought I read somewhere that the Pope would deliver a short address at the end of Mass, but I’m not sure if […]

From earlier today: The day for those who pray (Pro orantibus), which is celebrated on 21 November, the commemoration of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple, is traditionally dedicated to remembering cloistered religious communities. The value of this day […]