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May 2008 Archives

Photographs from Chengdu and Dujiangyan following the  May 12 earthquake in Sichuan province, China from photographer Chad Ingraham.

Rocco has the text of Archbishop Chaput’s homily from today’s ordination Mass for new auxiliary Bishop James Conley. Remember, it is on the day we celebrate the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: As I was preparing my thoughts on the […]

Cardinal George has issued a statement: The Catholic Church does not endorse political candidates. Consequently, while a priest must speak to political issues that are also moral, he may not endorse candidates nor engage in partisan campaigning. Racial issues are […]

Well…what did you think? I haven’t done much LostBlogging this season, partly because the themes that previously interested me so much – faith,mystery, doubt, redemption – haven’t been in as much evidence recently as they were the first couple of seasons. […]

Head on over to Gashwin’s blog: Over the past few days, I have had the pleasure to share the company of Fr. Jose Panadan SJ, a Jesuit of the Gujarat Province from western India, who is in the United States […]

There’s been much conversation over the past few weeks regarding Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann’s dealings with Governer Sibelius. Here’s the Archbishop’s original column on the subject Here’s the text of a follow-up column – in a Q & A […]

Okay, this will be my book post. Although something is bound to come up and dash my good intentions. Oops, I just checked my email and there’s that something. Well, it’s a good something, so maybe it will just have […]

There is an interesting discussion going on over at Inside Catholic between Deal Hudson and Archdiocese of Denver Director of Communications Francis Maier about whether or not Catholics may (or should) publicly criticize bishops. Consider that along with Russell Shaw’s […]

As they did last year, Ian and the other good folks at Aquinas and More Books (which is both a brick-and-mortar store and a fine, innovative online seller – the largest in the country now –  of books and Catholic […]

Today in the General Audience, Pope Benedict spoke on Pope Gregory I. There’s an AsiaNews summary here, and when some sort of translation emerges, I’ll post.  Update: Teresa Benedetta is my hero! Basically, the three objectives that Pope Gregory aimed […]