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January 1, 1970 Archives

Well, my years-old exercise radio finally broke. It fell off my arm, crashed onto the track and the volume button popped off into some corner. No manner of poking and prodding will make the volume work without the dial. So. […]

This days off/school delays are really messing with my head. No school yesterday (cold, serious bus problems for the public school buses. And since the Catholic schools just follow the public school decisions…no school for them either.) and a 2-hour […]

John Allen on some recent appointments: The last two major appointments to the Roman Curia from Benedict XVI went to cardinals from the South: Cardinal Ivan Dias of Bombay, named in May to head the Congregation for the Evangelization of […]

As is the case every time she opens her mouth to a journalist, much discussion about the recent USA today profile of Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church. Well, amid the theological curiosities, what struck me […]

Archbishop Gomez of San Antonio, in a recent address to the Conference of the New Evangelization of America (pdf format) It’s an important read, After laying out the Catholic/Christian roots of the Americas, the contemporary obstacles to evangelization, he proceeds […]

Perhaps those of us involved in youth ministry and catechesis might print out Benedict’s message for World Youth Day (not ’08 in Australia, but diocesan-led celebrations on April 1.) and share: the focus is love. Is it possible to love? […]

A snippet from a CNS story about ecumenism, centered on observations by Bishop Brian Farrell of the secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity: He said that when Pope Benedict visited Turkey last fall he had dinner with […]

Pope to visit: Benedict XVI plans to visit the Casal del Marmo detention center for minors in Rome. News of the upcoming March 18 visit was announced today by Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office. It […]

A few weeks ago, Pope Benedict gave his brother Fr. Georg Ratzinger, a Christmas gift – a private concert: (scroll down to last post) A special gift indeed: a most private concert last January 4 presented by the Pope to […]

I trust that those of you who have been following the conversation in First Things have been, well..following it. But just in case, here’s the latest from Fr. Oakes on heresy: What I’m searching for is a term for two […]