Truth be told, I almost featured this last week. But what with the conclave and all, I chose The Shoes of the Fisherman instead. I’m glad I did, too, as the inner workings of the voting, the making of smoke signals, and the naming of an unlikely Pope all kind of set the stage for the real thing that happened on Wednesday. [Read more…]
…is in need of a soundtrack. Someone suggested 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall. But to me, a pair of tunes instantly came to mind.
I’m talking about the complete digitization of the holdings of the Vatican Library and Archives. It will come to pass over the next 9 years, or so. [Read more…]
It seems like the first thing they do is remove their Catholic identity from their name. That way, see, the next step is just a business decision, or something. Mary Garrigan of the Rapid City Digest reports on Avera Health Plans move to comply with HHS mandate,
A Catholic-affiliated health care system in Sioux Falls is drawing criticism from Catholic bishops for its decision to offer contraceptive services coverage in some of its medical insurance plans in violation of church teaching. [Read more…]
So much for the idea of using religious liberty as a bargaining chip in the sequester embroglio. Lost in all the excitement of Rand Paul’s filibuster in the Senate, CNS News reminds us that the Republican controlled House chugged along with business as usual. [Read more…]