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January 1, 1970 Archives

"Pro-crast-i-nation…" Well, no, not quite. But yet: The Warholizer via (for me) the deadliest Time-Waster of all (since I’m not a game player) – The Generator Blog Okay, okay:

The CNS article: After the Vatican decision, Bishop Bruskewitz said he felt a duty to lead the people under his pastoral care away from organizations perilous to the faith. "Parents have to tell children that they can’t test everything in […]

John Allen makes sense: Why the explanatory vacuum? The answer, at least implicitly, seems to be the following: This pope is his own gloss. In other words, precisely because this was Joseph Ratzinger, it is difficult to imagine that the […]

This is from yesterday’s WSJ – many thanks to the readers who passed it on. The link will only be active for about a week more, so read it now! The Congregation of the Children of the Immaculate Conception (appropriate […]

Jesus really is my boyfriend: John Podhoretz, at The Corner: From Variety, news of a new romantic comedy called Prodigal Son: "Story revolves around a workaholic single woman who is set up on a date by her mother. Her date, […]

Rachel Balducci’s "Testosterhome" blog is up for "Best Parenting Blog" at the 2006 Weblog Awards. Go vote!

Naturally enough, it being a Marian feastday and all, the Pope prayed the Angelus with pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square today and had some words: "Full of grace" – in the original Greek, kecharitomene – it is the most beautiful […]

Teresa Benedetto transcribes a Vatican Radio interview with one of the bishops from Lazio (the region in which Rome is located), who made their ad limina visit this week: The ‘rite’ is very simple. You enter, the Pope shakes your […]

David’s Scott article on the dogma. He does an excellent job of setting the historical context. explaining the conflicts over the idea among theologians through history, and so on: One hundred and fifty years later, the dogma of the Immaculate […]

Reported elsewhere throughout the week, but a good summary in the Telegraph today: The tomb of St Paul the Apostle has been found under one of Rome’s largest churches and the stone coffin will shortly be raised to the surface […]