Monthly Archives: January 2008

Tomb of the other apostle

The Vatican has announced a full slate of activities for the 2008-2009 jubilee year dedicated to St. Paul. But one thing NOT on the schedule is the re-opening of the apostle’s tomb. At a Vatican press conference Monday, Cardinal Andrea … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, Vatican

The pope and academia: Recapping this week’s misunderstandings

Much has been written this week about the protests against — and subsequent cancellation of — Pope Benedict XVI’s speech at a Rome university on the importance of seeking truth, with much of the commentary aimed at the irony of a community which … Continue reading

Posted in clients, CNS, Vatican

‘Young adults seek heavenly plan at BustedHalo.com’

An interesting look at BustedHalo.com, the Paulist Fathers’ Web site aimed at reaching out to young adults, is in this week’s edition of the Catholic Explorer in the Diocese of Joliet, Ill.

Posted in clients

More stories timed for Supreme Court anniversary

It would be too hard for me to list all the stories in the Catholic press this week timed to next Tuesday’s anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision. But here are some examples that have come across my … Continue reading

Posted in clients

Not exactly ‘ad orientem’

Some media are reporting that Pope Benedict celebrated Mass “ad orientem” — facing toward the east — last Sunday when he used the Sistine Chapel’s historic main altar for the first time in decades. That’s not literally correct. In fact, … Continue reading

Posted in CNS, Vatican

Pro-life prospects on Supreme Court anniversary

Next Tuesday marks the 35th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s legalization of abortion. Timed to the anniversary, Our Sunday Visitor offers an analysis of the political deadlock in Washington that has led to the current pro-life stalemate.

Posted in clients, politics

Battle against bottled water spreads to Catholic groups

You’ve probably heard of the effort to ask people to stop using bottled water because of the environmental damage the used bottles create. What you maybe didn’t know is how many Catholic groups have joined the fight. Details are in the current … Continue reading

Posted in clients