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April 2007 Archives

…in Zimbabwe: Officers from Zimbabwe’s security agency have warned Catholic priests not to distribute local language versions of a pastoral letter that is highly critical of the deepening political and economic crisis here. Zimbabwe’s bishops’ conference issued a pastoral letter, […]

Really excellent video from the folks at SQPN – the first in their series, "That Catholic Show." Four minutes of good content, very engagingly and appropriately presented (I like how Jennifer sort of whispers when she’s doing a portion from […]

Two appointed. Zadok comments on one: Mons Peter J Elliott, who is the author of Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite – probably the sanest and most reasonable practical book on how to celebrate the liturgy of Paul VI. A […]

Thanks to a commentator for pointing us to this marvelous site dedicated to St. Catherine of Siena, the work of Thomas McDermott, OP, who teaches spiritual theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary.

I would be remiss if I didn’t note two short opinion pieces that appeared in the St. Louis paper over the weekend on the Archbishop Burke flap. First, from Charles E. Bouchard, O.P., is president of Aquinas Institute of Theology: […]

A circuitous bleg, via St. Meinrad seminarian Dennis, originating from a blogging friend in Ireland, who asks: A question came my way recently….friend of a friend, started dating a Muslim. He’s trying to convince her to convert to Islam, presumably […]

…in Italy: Few teachings of the Catholic Church generate debate like its position on homosexuality, but death threats in recent days against Archbishop Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa, President of the Italian bishops’ conference, mark a new level of intensity in […]

There’s a reader forum going at Avenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops’ conference. The forum offers reader reactions to Benedict’s book on Jesus.

Catching up on some saints and what some Catholic bloggers have been saying about them: Today, of course, is the feast of St. Catherine of Siena. Naturally enough, a couple of good posts are to be found at the blog […]

Today, Pope Benedict ordained 22 men to the priesthood at St. Peter’s. AsiaNews reports: Twenty two young men from Italy, but also from the Philippines, Peru, Ecuador, Dominican Republic and Slovakia were ordained today by Benedict XVI in a suggestive […]