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January 1, 1970 Archives

1) When you turn your back and hear "FROW! BALL" (Smash) – you realize that you should have remembered that 6 months of more or less constant ball-throwing would not be forgotten once the Christmas tree was decorated. 2) When […]

From the Boston Globe: Many folks do big, special things in observance of the Christmas season, but not the Little Brothers of St. Francis. The aim of their tiny, one-of-a-kind fraternity is to bring friendship and humanity to Boston’s lonely, […]

Cardinal Bertone muses: Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone (bio – news), who is well known as a passionate soccer enthusiast, spoke about his favorite game in a conversation with reporters in the town of Alassio. The cardinal said that he thought the […]

The Advent issue of this excellent online lliterary journal is online, with excellent essays, fiction, art and poetry. Oh, and I’m there, too.

A video version, posted at YouTube and, here, at the creator, Sr. Anne Flanagan of the Daughters of St. Paul.

At last, here’s the full text of Father Cantalamessa’s homily. I’ve closed off discussion on the threads below, so if you like, continue it here. The full context of his words makes it even more interesting. First, on other matters, […]

Last week, various stories in the European press suggested that we’ll see the motu propio regarding the Mass of Pius V (what I’m calling it today!), as well as the Apostolic Exhortation related to the 2005 Synod on the Eucharist […]

John Allen on the new Archbishop of Toronto: Collins is known as an inspiring speaker, and Rosica said his record on that score in Edmonton was impressive. “He did much of what Cardinal Martini did in Milan,” Rosica said. “He […]

Well, the big weekend news from the Anglican front was the vote by two parishes in Truro and Falls Church, Virginia – two large, historic and flourishing churches – to break from the ECUSA and associate themselves with the Nigerian […]

Later this week… The Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor; the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams; Primate of the Armenian Church of Great Britain Bishop Nathan Hovhannisian and the Free Churches Moderator, the Reverend David Coffey […]