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June 2006 Archives

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John Allen today: Focus on the Salesians (Cardinal Bertone’s order) At the moment, the Salesians have more bishops than any other order in the church — a total of 116, while their nearest competitor, the Order of Friars Minor, have […]

The Pope’s words yesterday: These words call to mind our common faith and the mystery of the salvation we have received, a gift which we must pass on to the men and women of our day. The fact that the […]

The new Secretary for the Congregation of Divine Worship: The newly appointed Secretary of the Congregation for Divine Worship said this week that some liturgical reforms that followed the Second Vatican Council have not been true to the council’s decrees. […] the Toledo diocese: Troubles continue for Bishop Leonard Blair and the Toledo diocese. Blair and the diocese are named in another lawsuit filed Wednesday in Wyandot County Common Pleas court by St. Joseph-Salem Save Our Parish. St. Joseph parish, […]

Here’s a translation (scroll down) And here’s a translation of the Angelus (yes, the Pope offered an address after the Angelus today, as he does on major feast days) Today, we solemnly honor Saints Peter and Paul, “apostles of Christ, […]

Grounds for excommunication: The Vatican stepped up its fight against embryonic stem cell research on Wednesday, saying that scientists involved in such work would be excommunicated . Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo, head of the Vatican department dealing with family affairs, […]

Bishop Lynch of St. Petersburg gives an enthusiastic introduction to the new translation to the people of his diocese: The translation was rejected by the Holy See because between its passage and its approval by the Vatican, new principles of […]

More photos here. Today is the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul, the patrons of the Church and the city of Rome as well. It is the traditional day on which the pallium is bestowed on archbishops, and, as Rocco […]

Scroll way, way down on this Papa Ratzinger Forum thread and check out the brief report that according to an Italian media report, the Compendium of the Catechism has sold 2 million copies in Italy in the year since its […]