Monthly Archives: September 2008

One way to look at our economic mess

In light of the Wall Street bailout debate, here’s a quote of note from the blog of one of our clients: Your Holiness, now would be an excellent moment for an historic, idol-smashing, human-dignity-restoring encyclical that could turn out to … Continue reading

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Archbishop says Democrats becoming ‘party of death’

This will set off some fireworks: ROME (CNS) — The Democratic Party in the United States “risks transforming itself definitively into a ‘party of death,’” said U.S. Archbishop Raymond L. Burke, prefect of the Vatican’s highest court. (full story)

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Died in his sleep

VATICAN CITY — Thirty years ago today I walked into the office of the Rome Daily American at 6:45 in the morning and began ripping the AP and Reuters newswires for a 7 o’clock radio news show. When I saw … Continue reading

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Adam and Eve were vegans

A funny thing about reading the Bible: you often find things you did not notice the first 20 or 30 times you read or heard the passage. My most recent trip back to the Bible, to the beginning of the Bible, … Continue reading

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A unique perspective on the dangers facing children

Thankfully, the issue of clergy sex abuse has all but disappeared from the front pages of our diocesan newspapers. Stories about how dioceses are implementing background checks for parish staff and volunteers or teaching Catholic schoolchildren how to avoid sexual … Continue reading

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Uncovering secrets of the Holocaust: A story worth being retold

Last year, Judith Sudilovsky, CNS correspondent in Jerusalem, reported on the story of a French priest whose mission has been to uncover the hidden truth of 1.5 million of the Jews murdered during World War II. Since 2001, Father Patrick Desbois and his … Continue reading

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Getting ready for the synod on the Bible

Many Catholics in the pews don’t realize the significance of next month’s world Synod of Bishops in Rome on the Bible. We’ve been giving it extra attention this summer and fall with numerous articles and a new section of our … Continue reading

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