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People have been going a little bit nuts in the comments lately, so it seems a good time to refer newer readers to these guidelines, which I first posted after Easter. Please note: comments that are anti-Catholic — or, more broadly, anti-religion […]

Well, check out this item, about author and humorist Deacon Tom Sheridan: A priest, a rabbi and a minister walk into a bar. And the bartender says, “What is this, a joke?” Yes, it is just a joke — and […]

“I grow old… I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled…” — TS Eliot, “Lovesong of J.Alfred Prufrock” Yeah, I hear you, Alfred. The other day, I decided to try out a new barber shop.  A nice young Greek […]

I know I do. Below, another of those “spontaneous” dance explosions that pop up from time to time in train stations or public thoroughfares. This one is from Ohio. H/T Concord Pastor. Don’t stop believing!     

It could one day happen, if a German Lutheran bishop has anything to say about it. Take a look: A German Protestant bishop has urged Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches to draw up a joint declaration on their shared beliefs […]

Or so it seems, according to a new poll just released: Support for the Roman Catholic Church has risen in Poland, a survey showed on Tuesday, despite child sexual abuse scandals that have badly eroded its authority and reputation in […]

The name Mandy Smith may not ring many bells these days — but her teenage fling (and subsequent marriage) to Rolling Stone Bill Wyman made headlines decades ago. Now she’s set her life on a decidedly different course: Many people […]

The sex abuse scandal in the Catholic world may be sending out ripples to other faiths, according to AFP: Publicity around paedophilia in the Catholic Church has prompted victims of sexual abuse in Finland’s Evangelical Lutheran Church to speak out, […]

Over at the Times, Maureen Dowd is resting this sabbath, and so her colleague Nicholas Kristof picks up where she left off, with a litany of complaints about the all-male hierarchy. Then, near the end, he offers this tribute to […]