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February 1, 2007 Archives

Breaking News

posted by awelborn

…from a source with, er…knowledge. Terry McAuliffe’s application for the Knights of Malta was "withdrawn." The Knights office in DC was flooded with emails and calls – and, I’d expect, many of them from the good Knights and Dames themselves. 

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Congratulations!

posted by awelborn

To the Popcak family, who received word today that the process of adopting their new baby from China is in its final stages: Lilianna Fu Zhang Popcak Significance of Her Name: Lily—Lilianna will be coming home around Easter.  The lily […]

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Where in the world

posted by awelborn

…is Milingo? Back to school! Mgr Emmanuel Milingo is in Seoul to study the religion of the Unification Church, founded by the Rev Moon Sun-myung. Excommunicated in September of last year for ordaining four Catholic bishops, Milingo showed up at […]

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Why did you come back?

posted by awelborn

There’s a lot of discussion and (justifiable) fretting out there about why people leave the Cathoilc Church. It’s a discussion we’ve had here, and will continue to have. But I want this thread to be something different, something I don’t […]

Responding to heresy

posted by awelborn

Stephen Barr responds at First Things: While I agree with the general sentiment of Fr. Edward Oakes’ observations yesterday concerning the invidious or vituperative use of the word heresy, I feel that he is turning into a matter of sentiment […]

Complications

posted by awelborn

Some of you have heard of the Paraguayan bishop who resigned to run for presidential office. In an interesting next step, the Vatican has maintained its suspension of him, but refused his petition for laicization. And since he then remains […]

Untrue confessions

posted by awelborn

One of the things that I’ve not blogged on is the Italain journalist posing as a penitent in the confession and getting varied advice from priests. That link takes you to the Get Religion post on the story. My take? […]

Too much progress?

posted by awelborn

There’s a lot going on that I’ve not blogged on, mostly because I’m working on things. If you see the "progress" bar over there, you see that I’ve surpassed by initial estimated word count. That estimate was based on 14 […]

The Chinese story continues

posted by awelborn

This link to yesterday’s WSJ story on the Church and China will be live for a few more days, so check it out. As Beijing and the Vatican escalate their battle for control of the Roman Catholic Church in China, […]

Crystal Ball

posted by awelborn

Using the currently empty see of Kinshasa as a starting point, John Allen looks at growth trends in the global Catholic population: The post has been vacant since the January 6 death of Cardinal Frédéric Etsou-Nzabi-Bamungwabi, who was 76. Etsou […]

Nope. Not gonna sign it

posted by awelborn

Vatican won’t be signing a UN document on the disabled: Made public today was a talk delivered by Archbishop Celestino Migliore, Holy See permanent observer to the United Nations in New York, concerning a Convention on the Rights of Persons […]

One year later…

posted by awelborn

Love still sells: It’s been just over a year since its release, yet Pope Benedict XVI’s first Encyclical letter continues to be a best seller.  According to the Rome-based ANSA news agency the Pontiff’s profound discussion of human and divine […]

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