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January 1, 1970 Archives

Forgot to mention that I was listening to the Diane Rehm show on Monday, during our mad rush to get ready to leave, and was glad to hear that on a program about embryo – destructive stem cell research, she […]

There has, as there usually is, much abuse-related news the past week. The Rochester priest arrested on abuse charges pled not guilty. The permanent deacon in Hawaii accused of abuse was released on bail. The Portland Archdiocese has named parishioners […]

An article, originally from the NYTimes, about Allied awareness of hints of the Holocaust The report is haunted by what-ifs, tantalizing hints, desperate pleas, heroic rescues and by what, in retrospect, can seem like bureaucratic indifference. It also offers a […]

Internet Monk with sad photos of a UM church in Gary. (Demographic inevatiblities…yes. I’m a realist on that score because I’ve lived in the South, where church and parochial school construction can’t keep up with the demand. But it’s always […]

Or not. An interesting, but odd little piece in a Chicago-area paper about an ecumenical service with an underwhelming turnout It  was deja vu all over again for the Forest Park Ministerium at the Ecumenical Healing Service held at St. […]

An article about a playwright/actor who is doing a one-man play, in the style of Noh drama, on Dr. Takashi Nagai When an atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 1945, Dr. Takashi Nagai was at the medical college […]

Okay, the diet can restart next week. Actually, I only ate little bits – more of the pink grapefruit sorbetto than anything else. Mmmmm. So yes, we did a very quick tour at Hershey’s – it was free, and would […]

A statement from the family: > Mrs. Susan Torres gave birth at 8:18 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 to> Susan Anne Catherine Torres.  The baby weighs 1 pound 13 ounces and> measures 13 1/2 inches long.  There were no […]

We are doing a booksigning at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception book store on DC on Sunday from 1:30-3:30 – I hope to meet many of you there!

I’ll be speaking for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Theology on Tap program on Thursday: August 4Will the REAL Jesus Please Stand Up? Why the Truth about Jesus Matters for You.Speaker: Amy Welborn (click here to learn more!)Author of many Catholic […]