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January 1, 1970 Archives

History scares some. Reading books about history after you’ve left school scares them even more. It shouldn’t. If you’re a person who’s trying to understand the Church today in all its rather breathtaking variety, in the midst of changes that […]

Today, in the General Audience, Benedict continued his adult ed catechesis on the Church Fathers, moving on to Inrenaeus, the great Bishop of Lyons, who is one of our primary sources for information about early heresies. From AsiaNews: As a […]

An acquaintance in Rome tells us that the big topic of conversation over there right now is the Pope’s speech last Saturday to a conference organized by the  council of European bishops on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of […]

LATimes on the conflict over the cathedraL Spanish Catholics are of mixed minds about whether Muslims should be allowed to pray at La Mezquita. "Sure, let them — the day I can pray in a mosque," Luis Recio Mateo, 61, […]