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Just pulling some Catholic-related news stories from around the country: A wayside shrine in Indiana: The Schoenstatt Wayside Shrine offers people of all faiths a tranquil spot to pray or meditate. Dedicated in October 2005, the shrine to the Blessed […]

Italian text here, from Fr. Lombardi, director of the Vatican Press Office: In merito alla esecuzione capitale di Saddam Hussein, avvenuta questa notte, il Direttore della Sala Stampa della Santa Sede, Padre Federico Lombardi, S.J., ha rilasciato questa mattina ai […]

A little of both, I guess – Kelo v. the saints! St. Louis’ redevelopment agency sued a convent, a saint, a nun and an elderly woman in a wheelchair who has a 999-year lease on Friday, seeking to use eminent […]

Christopher Blosser does the heavy lifting, bringing together some current discussions on Cardinal Martino’s comments on the impending execution of Saddam Hussein and the Church’s teaching on capital punishment. I had said I would be taking a break from blogging […]

Lauren Winner writes about the genre in the WSJ today. I wrote about it several years ago for OSV. I can’t vouch for the hyperlinks on the page, considering how long ago I put up that piece. I’m sure most […]

Good News: You look at the eating-averse toddler’s plate and see that it’s basically empty of the spaghetti (sans sauce) he’d been given. Good boy! Food! In stomach! Bad News: You look at the floor.

What we know, from Maureen L. Condic, associate professor of neurobiology and anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine in First Things. The assertion that embryonic stem cells in the laboratory can be induced to form all the […]

Maybe not. A look at the Dutch: When the "corporate prayer" movement first started in 1996, few people in Holland took any notice. Why should they have done so? After all, Holland’s manifest destiny was to become a fully secularized […]

Can you feel the excitement? In a few days, Nancy Pelosi will seize the reins as Speaker of the House, and boy, does she want you to know it: On a scale associated with presidential inaugurations, Nancy Pelosi is planning […]

From a reader. Ouch. The reader added that she is a parishioner at this parish, but not any kind of liturgical specialist.  She gave me a little more information in another note that fleshed out the relational and personal issues […]