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Cardinal Bertone, in an interview with the Italian bishops’ publication L’Avvenire, as reported by John Allen. (got it?) Finally, Cardinale asked Bertone about commentaries on Benedict’s trip from conservative European intellectuals known as “devout atheists,” who are not religious believers […]

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A Vatican-"endorsed" video news service from Zenit, which as most of you know is connected to the Legionaries of Christ. I’m not sure what significance the "Vatican-endorsed" part of it means, and the article is really not clear on that. […]

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CWN reports that the Vatican has confirmed Lincoln Bishop Bruskewitz’s excommunication of members of Call to Action. The Nebraska chapter of Call to Action appealed the bishop’s decision to the Vatican. In his November 24 letter to Bishop Bruskewitz, Cardinal […]

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At First Things, Anthony Sacramone reviews three films in one post:  Apocalypto, The Nativity Story, and The Fountain. He’s glad, at the very least, that some folks are at least trying to explore some bigger questions beyond "What shall we […]

A St. Nicholas day tradition, noted by a few bloggers: Jay Anderson A site linked by Tom at Recta Ratio. In the Middle Ages the life of a chorister was harsh and severe. The daily routine was rigorous, food not […]

Today is the feast of St. Ambrose, the fourth-century bishop of Milan who played a vital role in the conversion of St. Augustine. Ambrose, as you probably know, was only a catechumen when he was elected, by acclamation, the bishop […]

In AsiaNews, Samir Khalil Samir, SJ, on the question of "growing in office." Benedict XVI is thus striving to find a middle way for all humanity that allows for the interrelation between religion, spirituality, reason, secularity and state.  Being in […]