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September 2005 Archives

From Portland Seventy-nine-year-old Marvel Kunkle is going to court, and she’s not happy about it. Kunkle, a self-described "cradle Catholic," has attended St. Peter Catholic Church in west Eugene for 40 years. Because she’s among the 390,000 Catholics who live […]

Full-bodied discussion at The Corner, context is everything, it seems.

Pope on two-hour visit to children’s hospital. Scares one kid who thought he was a doctor. Poor thing! Some photos here.

Former Anglican, new Roman Catholic Al Kimel has some liturgical suggestions… A word to celebrants: Stick to the script! I doubt that you have the authority to ad lib at the liturgy anyway, but few priests have the gift to […]

John Allen’s Word From Rome previews the Synod on the Eucharist, beginning next week. A UK Tablet review of Allen’s forthcoming book on Opus Dei The method Allen follows is to take the case against Opus Dei and sift it. […]

From the WSJ, on the Spokane diocese bankruptcy ruling So far, three U.S. dioceses have declared bankruptcy as a result of tort claims, and others could follow. If the Spokane ruling stands and is mimicked elsewhere, diocesan creditors will enjoy […]

Archbishop Hughes will celebrate Mass in St. Louis Cathedral on Sunday Diocese of Beaumont relocates to Houston NO Archdiocese considers the future The Diocese of Biloxi – a photographic slide show cataloging the damage

From Damian Thompson at the UK Spectator. The reader who passed it on remarked: typically glib and gossipy piece from Damien Thompson in the spectator. contains enough sweeping generalisations to carpet vatican city. For the time being, therefore, you can […]

Some of you may recall from last December, news of a young Wisconsin priest committing suicide. He had just been questioned by investigators looking into a double homicide. Now, the investigators say they have strong circumstantial evidence that the priest […]

That’s a really lovely drive at night – up some big road, approaching the capitol building, much like going up any one of the approaches to the US capitol. Beautiful lit, a really gorgeous building. Impressive! And I had no […]