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January 1, 1970 Archives

Go to American Papist. He’s got it all – texts, news stories, photos. A very busy day – the Divine Liturgy, a visit with the Armenian Patriarch, the Syrian Orthodox Metropolitan, the Grand Rabbi of Turkey and the er…Catholics. We […]

Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong: China installed a new bishop on Thursday over the objections of the Vatican, prompting Cardinal Joseph Zen, the Roman Catholic bishop of Hong Kong, to issue a blistering statement accusing mainland authorities of having threatened […]

Robert Moynihan has been on the journey to Turkey, and has posted several pieces at Inside the Vatican. Day 1 Day 2, on which he visits the the monastery at Halki, the site of the seminary, closed by the Turkish […]

There are several exhibits related to our areas of interest around the country. Add more to the comments if you know of them! At the National Gallery, “Prayers and Portraits: Unfolding the Netherlandish Diptych”. commented on by R.R. Reno at […]

There’s what we call "weather" coming our way, but at this point, I’m still planning to be in Chicago on Friday and Saturday for two talks: Friday evening at 7:30, for the St. Mary of Angels Young Adult Group – […]

Last week, NCR(eporter) published an editorial on the sexuality statements that came out of the USCCB meeting. The editorial’s use of the term "breeding" prompted remarks here and there, since "breeding" and "breeder" are, in this culture, terms of derision […]

One of the more interesting Catholic stories over the next couple of weeks involves ordinations. On December 10, many eyes will be on Archbishop Milingo as (he claims)  he ordains three married men to the priesthood at the end of […]

The People’s Republic of China, home of the 2008 Summer Olympics, is at it again, holding an ordination of a bishop unapproved by the Vatican and enticing and forcing bishops whose ordinations have been approved to take part: Two bishops […]

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From the NYSun: If, as Turkey’s senior Islamic official, Ali Bardakoglu, told the pope on his arrival, Islam is a religion of "vast tolerance" that rejects all violence and terror and "assumes that killing an innocent person is a heavy […]