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January 1, 1970 Archives

Pope Benedict is going to Assisi on Sunday. Here, courtesy of PRF, is the schedule. Another version via Zenit: Benedict XVI’s visit to the tomb of St. Francis will be a pilgrimage that follows in the footsteps of the "little […]

(Yes, there’s loads going on in the world, ecclesiastical and otherwise. Yes, I have things to say about it. But I’ve sort of switched into summertime mode, which involves a morning at the zoo (yes, again), a picnic, then reading […]

Last Sunday, the NYTimes Magazine was all about poverty, wealth, and income inequality. With John Edwards on the cover, so that’s nice. And full of ads for multi-million dollar cottages and hundreds-of-dollars children’s ensembles, we can assume. Anyway, part of […]

Danielle Bean raised over $8,000 for the St. Gianne Maternity Home through her raffle! The home’s website. That is truly great news and God bless Danielle for a great idea and seeing it through.

From the UK Tablet, a critical look at the role the Russian Orthodox Church is playing in the government’s shifting stance towards countries formerly in the USSR: The Cold War rhetoric heard in the run-up to last week’s G8 summit […]

Mollie Hemingway on the modern culture of confession – some of it sponsored by churches. But this confession was not delivered to a priest or pastor. It was typed online at, a project that Florida’s Flamingo Road Church began […]

Fr. Z has the latest, including a report from members of Una Voce who met with some VIPs in Rome recently, as well as a translation of the report which contains purported details about the release: Here are the main […]

Philly council repeals pro-choice resolution City Council yesterday rescinded its week-old proclamation that Philadelphia is a "pro-choice city," putting an end to a purely symbolic debate that drew the attention of Cardinal Justin Rigali and roiled Council as few other […]

Former Boston seminary rector criticizes Archdiocese: On his way out the door, the departing rector of St. John’s Seminary sent a pair of blistering letters to church officials, alleging that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston is endangering the future […]