Catholics and the Girl Scouts

The first part of my article about the Girl Scouts for the National Catholic Register has just gone up. The second should be up tomorrow. This one took a long time, partly because I was interrupted by several health and family problems, but also because there was just a mountain of data, and much of it [Read More...]

Muslim Scholar Hopes to Conquer the Vatican, Spain

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From MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research institute), comes this clip from Dr. Subhi Al-Yaziji, Dean of Koranic Studies at the Islamic University of Gaza. Here’s what he says: The conquest of Andalusia is an old dream, something Muslims proudly hope for and will continue to hope for in the future… We place our hopes in Allah and [Read More...]

Archdiocese of Philadelphia to Host the 2015 World Meeting of Families

The World Meeting of Families, which ended today in Milan, is going to be in my neck o’ the woods in three years. Here’s the press release from the Diocese of Philadelphia: Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap. is in Milan today where Pope Benedict XVI announced during the World Meeting of Families that Philadelphia [Read More...]

LCWR Responds

Predictable. Here’s the text of a statement that was posted this morning: [Washington, DC] The national board of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) held a special meeting in Washington, DC from May 29-31 to review, and plan a response to, the report issued to LCWR by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the [Read More...]

Benedict’s Remarks on the “Vatileaks” Story

“Events in recent days regarding the Curia and my collaborators have brought sadness to my heart, though the firm conviction, that despite human weakness, despite difficulties and trials, the Church is guided by the Holy Spirit, and the Lord will never fail to give His aid in sustaining the Church on her journey. Nevertheless, some [Read More...]

Barcode Everyone at Birth!

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… says writer Elizabeth Moon. If I were empress of the Universe I would insist on every individual having a unique ID permanently attached – a barcode if you will; an implanted chip to provide an easy, fast, inexpensive way to identify individuals. It would be imprinted on everyone at birth. Point the scanner at [Read More...]

The Deacon Turns Five

Five years ordained, and now five years blogging. With the exception of his homilies, he usually stands aside and let’s his stories and his readers do the talking, but today he reflects on his time as a blogger and deacon, and posts a must-read homily from the early days. Drop by and give him your [Read More...]

Blatty v. Georgetown

Best-selling author, screenwriter, director, and Academy Award-winner William Peter Blatty is challenging Georgetown to reclaim its Catholic identity. Blatty is best known as the author of The Exorcist, but he’s also a GU grad (class of 1950) and a devout Catholic who has had enough of Georgetown working against the church while pretending to be a Catholic [Read More...]


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