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January 1, 1970 Archives

Consequences for Amnesty International’s move to abortion support: Abortion has driven a wedge between the Catholic Church and an organization that began as an ally. Amnesty International (AI) was founded in 1961 by Peter Benenson, a British convert to Catholicism. […]

Video from 1989- Walker Percy’s speech (with a rather lengthy intro) on being the recipient of the Laetare Medal. Via Matthew Lickona – I believe his brother Mark put it up on YouTube.

Or…How They Sell All Those Books: Thomas Nelson has ordered a 1 million-copy first printing for 3:16: The Numbers of Hope by Max Lucado—the largest first printing in the company’s history, according to David Moberg, senior v-p and group publisher […]

Last week, Mark D. Roberts, a Presbyterian pastor and writer had a lengthy debate with Christopher HItchens on the Hugh Hewitt radio show. Roberts has helpfully summarized the many ways in which Hitchens’ book either distorts or simply gets the […]

One of our frequent commentors, Irenaeus – has a blog. I’m fairly sure he wrote to me about it a while back, but it got lost in the mess that is my email box. So, apologies for that, Irenaeus. Catholidoxies […]

Today during the General Audience, the Pope took as his subject Eusebius of Caesarea, the 3rd-4th century church historian. Full text translation here – (scroll down) He begins with a bit of biography, then an explanation of structure and aim […]

Today is the feast of St. Anthony of Padua, the great Franciscan preacher, and patron of those seeking that which is lost. Chiara has several prayers posted Miki has a holy card and a short reflection A news video (the […]

Sandro Magister on Rabbi Jacob Neusner, whose work Pope Benedict repeatedly cites in JON, reprinting Neusner’s article from the Jerusalem Post from late May: In “Jesus of Nazareth,” the pope explains why this book made such a positive impression on […]

A profile from the Independent Peter, 55, confirms to me that he was implying in his review that Christopher, 58, was closer to religious belief than he had ever accepted. " There is always, in the atheistical struggle with God, […]

Over at Intentional Disciples, Sherry Weddell looks at recent discussions of Asian Christianity at the recent CTSA meeting. The Kingdom Without the King, notice. Like Phan, Chia said that the FABC’s emphasis is on mission in an overwhelmingly non-Christian context. […]