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August 2008 Archives

Please go read – and bookmark – this blog that is detailing the horrors being inflicted upon the Christians of Orissa, India. This post contains a recent listing of damage and destruction.

The Pelosi business has occupied much of Catholic blogdom the past few days and is finally making its way into some mainstream media coverage, here and there. What I want to do in this post is just offer some links […]

It was thirty years ago in August and September that we experienced that period of three popes – Paul VI died on August 6,  Albino Luciani was elected Pope, taking the name of John Paul I on August 26, then […]

From today’s Office of Readings, in turn from, of course the Confessions: Because the day when she was to leave this life was drawing near – a day known to you, though we were ignorant of it – she and I happened […]

Brendan Daly, Nancy Pelosi’s spokesman issued a statement: “The Speaker is the mother of five children and seven grandchildren and fully appreciates the sanctity of family. She was raised in a devout Catholic family who often disagreed with her pro-choice […]

Does anyone out there use or know much about netbooks? (Small laptops basically just used for Internet use. Under $400 and falling, apprently. I presume it could do some word processing – well, there’s always Google Docs for that, anyway.)? […]

I’m a little late in posting this, but Chris Cash of the Catholic Company tells me that they’ve not met their goal yet, so there’s still a need. From the Catholic Company website: The Catholic Company has undertaken a challenge, […]

…Barnes, that is, who declared in the WSJ that one of the reasons Kansas Governor Sebelius was probably unacceptable as an Obama VP was because she was…pro-life. Even the three Democrats Mr. Obama considered but didn’t pick — Sen. Evan […]

Interestingly enough, the most recent issues of both The Atlantic and The New Yorker feature articles about Burma. Both are good reading and they complement each other, with very little cross-over. The Atlantic piece, “Lifting the Bamboo Curtain” by Robert […]

From Archbishop Chaput and Bishop Conley (it’s a pdf file) “On the Separation of Sense and State” So good. (Sorry for the lousy formatting – copied it from the pdf file.) Catholic public leaders inconvenienced by the abortion debate tend […]