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June 2007 Archives

The text of the Pope’s letter to Chinese Catholics is here. An explanatory note is here. Check out AsiaNews for continuing coverage.

From AsiaNews: Benedict XVI today imposed the pallium on 46 metropolitan archbishops in a sign of their communion with the Apostolic See during mass in St Peter’s basilica.  The pallium is a stole made of lamb’s wool, symbolizing the bishop’s […]

Will, indeed, be release tomorrow: (to journalists at 9, then under emargo until noon, giving them a chance to write their stories.) Si informano i giornalisti accreditati che domani, sabato 30 giugno 2007, sarà a disposizione, a partire dalle ore […]

Today is the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles. Yesterday, at St. Paul Outside-the-Walls, the Pope formally declared 2008 to be a "Pauline Year." The CNS coverage is here.   The Vatican Radio report here.You can read a translation […]

From Dan at the Shrine of the Holy Whapping. Read, pass on, especially to journalists attempting to understand this MP business. Including Catholic journalists: In the 1930’s and into the 1940’s, a handful of Jesuits and Dominicans began a movement […]

There’s nothing to get me back into the habit of intense reading than long periods in the car. Which I had today. So…the New Yorker and at last the article in the Atlantic, by Adam Minter about Shanghai Bishop Jin […]

Zadok has a translation of today’s Vatican Press Office Bulletin announcement about yesterday’s meeting. In all of this, let’s not forget the letter to the Catholics of China, which rumor has said will be released this Saturday. I was thinking […]

Coming, according to news reports on 7/7. I’m not in a position to blog or have comments at the moment – y’all would be posting and posting, but nothing would appear ’til night, so I don’t want to waste your […]

Today, in his General Audience, Pope Benedict took on the figure of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, and focused on his fight against Arianism, and the application to today: “Denying Christ’s divinity”, which was at the centre of Aryan heresy, “is […]

In Detroit on Saturday