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January 1, 1970 Archives

Thanks to Nance for sending this one along: The Anatomical Museum in Modena, Italy, which consists of a collection of simply astonishing obstetrical models realized by Giovan Battista Manfredini in Modena between 1773 and 1775. Almost full-scale models of women […]

No? What’s the matter with you? Emily Stimson writes at OSV of the latest faddishness given a platform by Oprah Winfrey: According to Jesuit Father Mitch Pacwa, who hosts EWTN Live and writes extensively on the New Age movement, The […]

Brittany, the young woman many of you helped bring down her student loan debt so she could enter the convent…has met her goal. Jen Ambrose is back in China and, as usual, has fascinating and pity posts about life there […]

Russian President Vladimir Putin, still in Italy, journeyed to Bari , the resting place since the 11th century, of the relics of St. Nicholas of Myra. A translation of an article in an Italian newspaper: He knelt, he kissed the […]

Last week, there was a federal immigration raid on a leather-goods factory in New Bedford, MA. Here is a timeline of the raid . Jeff Jacoby: SUPPOSE YOU LEARN that a New England manufacturer is exploiting its employees, many of […]

The winner of the 2007 Templeton Prize has been announced. The prize: How might humankind’s spiritual information and advancement increase by more than a hundredfold? This is the challenge presented by the Templeton Prize. Just as knowledge in science, medicine, […]

Fr. Z takes you to the spot. Speaking of Rome…This Rome-based blogger has the goods on the milk sold at the Vatican grocery store!

A reader passed this on – I wish I could read Spanish at more than a "well, that looks like the English word…" level, because it looks interesting: Constructed in the 6th century (I think) by one of the kings […]

Damian Thompson is the editor of the Catholic Herald, a British Catholic paper we refer to here often. Today, he continues his fulminating against the bishops’ offices: Real anger is building up in the parishes over the bishops’ behaviour, which […]