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January 1, 1970 Archives

This week marked the 40th anniversary of the sudden death of Thomas Merton. A few appreciations have appeared here and there, with some tut-tutting that Merton is still “controversial” in some Catholic circles.be Well,one person’s “controversial” is another’s “just not […]

For those of you who missed it when it first appeared on the Internet a couple of years ago, here is a Universal newsreel account of his 1956 ordination in New York. (Remember it was rather big news at the […]

There’s been a lot of discussion about the Jesuit-run U of San Francisco’s  student health coverage plan over the past few days. The Catholic Key blog gives essential background information: Several blogs and news sites have been reporting on information […]

As most of you all already know, Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ passed away last night. First Things has a notice, as well as links to the many articles Cardinal Dulles wrote for the magazine. More at America. A comprehensive Dulles […]

All right. A little break was called for because I am trying to get a book done. But one must start before one can talk about getting something “done,” eh? I’m just about finished reading almost every pertinent address, homily […]