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The invaluable Teresa Benedetta has translated all the addresses and homilies Pope and Patriarch from this past weekend. Go here and scroll down. Snippets: From Vespers: But he is not looking only to the past. ‘Teacher of the Gentiles’ – […]

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Julia Duin continues her reports: Bill Etherington, an attorney for the diocese and CCR, said Bishop DiLorenzo was given bad information about whether the abortion could be prevented, but didn’t elaborate as to how. “He was told it could not […]

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Friday morning we headed – long time readers will not be surprised to hear – to the zoo. Yes, even after two visits – two – to the Birmingham Zoo last week, we still weren’t satiated. More zoo! Actually, the reasons […]

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As you can tell from my previous post, we have a lot of Burmese in Fort Wayne. One of the largest populations in the U.S. Many of them gather every Sunday at the park near our house, Foster Park, and […]

*  At the playground, I happen upon two little girls. Maybe four or five years old. Burmese. One had the other in a headlock and had a fistful of hair that she was pulling as hard as she could. “Uh…stop, […]

(AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito) From all over…. First at our local parish, which is St. Peter’s.  Opening and closing hymns were the hymn in honor of St. Peter – “O Sing the Great Apostle”  I think. Is that it?  Homily […]

With Vespers at St.-Paul-Outside-the-Walls, the Year of St. Paul begins. There is nothing abstract about this. It is not about filling a gap in our religious education or ticking off “need-to-know” items off a checklist. It’s about Jesus Christ, and […]

Jen at Et, Tu has an excellent article in America: “A Sexual Revolution”  about her journey from pro-choice atheist to pro-life Catholic. Really quite good. Speaking of such journeys, I want to take you back many years to an article that […]

No..not, the move, not the canonical conterversies, but something close to my heart here – Communication. For several years now, I have been increasingly impressed with the St. Louis Archdiocese’s use of modern tools for communication. Of course, the Archdiocesan […]

St. Louis Catholics  – well, many of them – will be saddened to know that Archbishop Burke is leaving them. As rumored, he has been named Prefect of the  Supreme Tribunal of Apostolic Signatura. More from John Allen: The appointment […]