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October 2007 Archives

Just a few of the many tidbits that have interested me during the past few days of internet wanderings: The Catholic News Service News Hub is back and improved, both visually and in terms of content.  The core remains interesting […]

…tell them you could be asking them to send you to Lourdes: In 1985, Dutch teenager Marcel Roeg fell off his moped and into the darkness. The smart-aleck jock would never again play goalie, ride a scooter or dance with […]

Jeffrey Tucker is in Chicago, at the workshop on singing the Mass for priests being held at St. John Cantius. He has an excellent post. The topic is one only: the sung Mass. We began with the collects and moved […]

Sandro Magister on the Pope and music: In the span of just a few days, a series of events have unfolded at the Vatican which, taken all together, foretell new provisions – at the pope’s behest – to foster the […]

Just a few notes from here and there: Mike Aquilina speaks highly of DiNardo: Pope Benedict named a gaggle of new cardinals today. Two are from the United States, and one of those men, Archbishop Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston (Texas), […]

Deacon Greg, who has great stuff on his blog daily, links to a CNS piece about how the Dominicans are benefitting greatly from…a Ricky Nelson song, co-written by one of their own, back in the day.

Remember the Teen Pregnancy event for which Holy Cross had rented space, and event that would include workshops from NARAL and PP? Remember how Bishop McManus had strong words? Well, there’s going to be a counter event at the Cathedral. […]

Although the focus of today’s General Audience was, naturally enough, on the announcements of the new cardinals, Benedict preceded that announcement with a continuation of his catechesis on the Greek and Latin Fathers of the Church. Today, the subject was […]

Consistory, as widely assumed, to be on November 24: Following the November 24 concistory, the College of Cardinals will number 202 members of whom 121, under the age of 80, will be electors. Given below is a list of the […]

At one time or another, we all think we were born in the wrong era, perhaps twenty years or twenty centuries too late. At the very least, most of have particular places, now vanished, that we would very much like […]