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August 2006 Archives

Benedict abolishes the Vatican Christmas Pops Concert: The annual charity concert, organised since its inception by the Prime Time Promotion events agency, will be transferred to Monaco beginning this year, the paper reported. Starting in 1993, Italian and international pop […]

The excellent Evangelical Catholicism blog has a couple of posts of note up now – one commenting on R.R. Reno’s post on theology graduate programs discussed here, and another on a Southern Baptist’s reaction to the Christian Century article on […]

We have followed the story of St. John’s parish in Darien, CT for a while, now, haven’t we? The pastor, Fr. Michael Jude Fay was suspected by his associate pastor, Fr. Michael Madden, and the bookkeeper, Bethany D’Erario of financial […]

All right now, time to share some book notes. I’m currently sort of obsessed with late medieval/renaissance Italy, trying to sort things out in my head. What it all comes down to for me – and has really ever since […]

Today, the pope met with parish priests from the diocese of Albano. An Italian newspaper snippet, translated at PRF: Answering a question by one of the priests, the Pope cited an initiative by the Bishop of Assisi to mark this […]

We talk about it all the time, and have no doubt it’s one of the most important tools for evangelization out there. Well, here’s a new one for you – Radio Notre Dame from Paris. I found it while searching […]

A WaPo story: The number of "NFP-only" practices is unknown, but an Ohio-based Web site promoting them has a registry of nearly 500 doctors who have pledged to practice this way. Most are obstetrician-gynecologists and family practitioners. "We’re trying to […]

NY Archdiocese giving accused priests a choice: Cardinal Edward M. Egan, head of the New York Archdiocese, is trying something new. Since June, he has offered seven priests that the archdiocese believes have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children […]

Reading Galley Slaves, and came across an entry from Victorino Matus wishing a happy birthday to one James Martin, S.J., "the oldest Jesuit in the world." Well, that’s a cruel jab, I thought, Fr. Jim Martin ain’t that old, surely.. […]

(No English yet – but in short…Monsignor Paul Joseph Swain, Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, born in 1943, has a law degree, served in the military, received into the Catholic Church in 1982, ordained in 1988.) Il Santo […]