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Father Z was there! An on-the-spot report. In fact, the audience tonight was very responsive. They burst into applause when the baby Jesus was born, as one might expect, and laughed at the appropriate moments of comic relief, provided not […]

Istanbul is 7 hours ahead of EST. The Vatican’s page on the visit The program EWTN’s schedule of coverage begins Tuesday at 6am EST "The Presentation of the Missal" – this is a must-read if you really want to understand […]

George Weigel in Newsweek: He points out that, although the focus of much media coverage will be on the Pope and Islam, that doesn’t cover the primary purpose of the visit: Although the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople does not exercise […]

Pope Benedict, today: Just two days before his trip to Turkey, Benedict XVI today asked an enormous crowd of pilgrims gathered in St Peter’s Square for the Angelus to accompany him “in prayer, so that this pilgrimage may bear all […]

So, we went to our local Science Museum (which I have never, I’m sorry to say, been a fan of. God bless them for their efforts, but the great setting (an old power plant) just isn’t served well by the […]

In the London Times, Peter Ackroyd, in the first of a 2-part series, recounts a visit to Russia. Much to ponder, arresting images, but since religion is our beat, we’ll focus: IT [Tver] WAS A stopping place for Catherine the […]