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March 2007 Archives

Focusing on Honduras, John Allen asks a question: If any corner of the globe should bear the imprint of Catholic values, it’s Latin America. Catholicism has enjoyed a spiritual monopoly in the region for more than 500 years, and today […]

From AsiaNews: Future Parish priest Fr. Tom Veneration, tells AsiaNews: “After over 20 years of making formal requests to the authorities, the government has finally granted the Christian confessions land to build their own places of worship. The Catholic community […]

Zenit features a sister with a mission: There is a side to the Eternal City that most of us are loathe to acknowledge. Passing through certain parts of Rome and its surroundings, one is likely to see women — or […]

Vietnamese priest to be imprisoned: A Vietnamese court has sentenced dissident Catholic priest Thadeus Nguyen Van Ly to eight years in prison for anti-government activities. Fr. Van Ly, has already spent 14 of the past 24 years in prison and […]

…open an academy: The New York Archdiocese is inviting youngsters back to a Greenwich Village parish schoolhouse it shuttered last year – at $25,000 a pop. Now, working-class parents who had paid about $2,500 to send their children to the […]

Today, the Pope led a penance service especially for young people at St. Peter’s. The CNS report: The sacrament of penance is the sacrament of God’s mercy and an outpouring of God’s healing love, Pope Benedict XVI told young people […]

The very recently retired Episcopal Bishop of Albany From his letter: In his letter to Bishop Love, Bishop Herzog stated that his decision was based on more than three years of focused prayer and study. "My sense of duty to […]

Here we go, from my email box and my blogivanting around…please read to the end and give some input on the reader’s question. Barbara Nicolosi is in Israel, with an exceptionally passionate post on Jerusalem. A deeply moving piece from […]

Since not everyone reads the comments, especially after the first day a post has appeared, I thought this comment from Richard was worth highlighting: Certainly we do well to read our history; to realize the human constants through every age […]

.Caveat: Often when we talk about these kind of issues, folks suggest that "You know, things aren’t going to be magically fixed" if we see any of these elements – chant, Latin, etc – more frequently used. Well, looking back […]