28 March, 2012

Pembroke diocese once again withholds Lenten alms from D&P | LifeSiteNews.com

Pembroke diocese once again withholds Lenten alms from D&P | LifeSiteNews.com

Is D&P worth donating to? You decide

Is D&P worth donating to? You decide

Lapsed Catholics explain why they leave church – USATODAY.com

Lapsed Catholics explain why they leave church – USATODAY.com

Happiness: Ancient and Modern Concepts of Happiness

Happiness: Ancient and Modern Concepts of Happiness

Catholic Social Doctrine: What Does the Church Teach About Democracy and Values - Politics & Policy - Catholic Online

Catholic Social Doctrine: What Does the Church Teach About Democracy and Values - Politics & Policy - Catholic Online

The Differences the Pill Has Made | First Things

The Differences the Pill Has Made | First Things

Benedict XVI: "The Church is not asking for privileges but for religious freedom" - Vatican Insider

Benedict XVI: "The Church is not asking for privileges but for religious freedom" - Vatican Insider

25 March, 2012

James Cameron reaches deepest spot on Earth - The Globe and Mail



James Cameron reaches deepest spot on Earth - The Globe and Mail

War of the Worlds: The small things save the world - Celebrities - Celebrities with diseases

A nice companion piece to the 'Mars' story below.

War of the Worlds: The small things save the world - Celebrities - Celebrities with diseases

The Associated Press: Pope flies to gigantic Mass past statue of Christ

The Associated Press: Pope flies to gigantic Mass past statue of Christ

Cosmic Log - Mysterious cloud spotted on Mars



Isn't this the way that H.G. Well's began 'War of the Worlds'?

Cosmic Log - Mysterious cloud spotted on Mars

Richard Dawkins to atheist rally: 'Show contempt' for faith

Richard Dawkins to atheist rally: 'Show contempt' for faith

Mulcair's definition of victory takes new meaning as NDP Leader - The Globe and Mail

I haven't voted for the NDP since my first vote as an 18 year old and I'm unlikely to change now, but I salute Thomas Mulcair for winning the leadership of that party. Canada had not elected a bearded Prime Minister since the late 1800's. As a furry faced individual myself... I wish him well!

Mulcair's definition of victory takes new meaning as NDP Leader - The Globe and Mail

Mary, Mother of Mercy. Christ the Power of Merciful Love – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Mary, Mother of Mercy. Christ the Power of Merciful Love – Homiletic & Pastoral Review

Are Catholics Christian? | Standing on my Head

Are Catholics Christian? | Standing on my Head

Mexican faithful flock to Pope Benedict - CBS News

Mexican faithful flock to Pope Benedict - CBS News

24 March, 2012

Let’s not forget the value of friendship - Vatican Insider

Let’s not forget the value of friendship - Vatican Insider

Pope's arrival in Mexico sparks surprising emotion

Pope's arrival in Mexico sparks surprising emotion

America magazine decries US bishops' stand on religious freedom : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

I wonder if the Jesuits are ever going to rejoin the Catholic Church??? Not any time soon if this article is any indication.

America magazine decries US bishops' stand on religious freedom : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

National Post provides a graphic that demonstrates the religiousity of the world


President Carter says he clashed with 'fundamentalist' Pope John Paul II : News Headlines - Catholic Culture



President Carter says he clashed with 'fundamentalist' Pope John Paul II : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

23 March, 2012

Pope arrives in Mexico, denouncing violence  | ajc.com

Pope arrives in Mexico, denouncing violence  | ajc.com

‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail | LifeSiteNews.com

The charges related to Mary Wagner’s November 8 arrest at the site of the Bloor West Village “Women’s Clinic.” Wagner has been arrested on several occasions for peacefully entering abortion facilities in Toronto, where she presents women in the waiting room with a rose and offers them pro-life counseling. 

The remarkable scene played itself out after Crown attorney Derek Ishak and defense counsel Russell Browne made a joint submission to Mr. Justice S. Ford Clements for time served plus a three-year probationary term. But Clements emphatically rejected the submission.

“She can sit in jail, if that’s the only way to protect people,” he fulminated, calling Wagner “cowardly” for “abusing other human beings” and not having the courage to make her views known through other channels. “This is an extraordinary waste of resources. Get a grip!”

“You don’t get it, do you? What’s the rule of law? You’re required to abide by it … You’ve lost the right as a citizen to be anywhere near an abortion clinic or to speak to an employee,” he said.

You’re wrong and your God’s wrong,” he continued. “You have complete contempt … There is a right to (abortion) in this country … You don’t have a right to cause (abortion-seeking women) extra pain and grief the way you do.”


‘Your God’s wrong’: Judge erupts in angry tirade, sends pro-life activist back to jail | LifeSiteNews.com

'Anonymous' hackers block Mexico pope visit sites

WSVN-TV - Anonymous hackers block Mexico pope visit sites

Giants-Causeway: My ancestoral region of Ireland - The Region of Moyle which contains a World Heritage Site!



Giant's Causeway: Northern coast of Ireland in the 'Region of Moyle' where encroaching lava of new land being created as two tectonic plates rub together!


Geologically speaking... it's 'Where the Rubber Hits the Road!'

Pope Benedict may face ambush in Mexico - International - Catholic Online

Pope Benedict may face ambush in Mexico - International - Catholic Online

21 March, 2012

Pope to axe Irish bishops accused of sex abuse against minors - Vatican Insider

Pope to axe Irish bishops accused of sex abuse against minors - Vatican Insider

SUMMARY of RESULTS OF APOSTOLIC VISITATION TO IRELAND "Process of Healing, Reparation and Renewal"

Thanks to Father Eamonn F. Whelan (who publishes "EF pastoremeritus", an excellent blog from the UK,) for posting this document.

E F pastoremeritus: SUMMARY of RESULTS OF APOSTOLIC VISITATION TO IRELAND "Process of Healing, Reparation and Renewal"

Guest Opinion on Verbal Engineering and the Culture War: 'The Master of Words' - Politics & Policy - Catholic Online

Guest Opinion on Verbal Engineering and the Culture War: 'The Master of Words' - Politics & Policy - Catholic Online

A Legacy of Pain in the Catholic Church - NYTimes.com

A Legacy of Pain in the Catholic Church - NYTimes.com

Cardinal Dolan and the New Evangelization | First Things

Cardinal Dolan and the New Evangelization | First Things

In the Aftermath of Redefining Marriage, Absurdities Multiply. Woman “Marries” Herself in Recent “Ceremony” | Archdiocese of Washington

In the Aftermath of Redefining Marriage, Absurdities Multiply. Woman “Marries” Herself in Recent “Ceremony” | Archdiocese of Washington

Anonymous’ war against the Vatican - Vatican Insider

Anonymous’ war against the Vatican - Vatican Insider

17 March, 2012

The blind and toothless: A reflection on forgiveness from Rev. Eric Strachan of Pembroke. Very well stated and appropriate in the face of today's news around the world

As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy a rent-free space in your mind. – ISABELLE HOLLAND

The English novelist C.S. Lewis once put the topic of ‘forgiveness’ into proper perspective: “Everybody says that forgiveness is a lovely idea,” said Lewis, and then he added a postscript, “until they have something to forgive.” How true! 

Forgiving those who have wounded us and caused us grievous injury, to quote the well-worn cliche, “is easier ‘said’ than ‘done’.“
Take some current stories that are front and centre of today’s news, put yourself in the picture, and ask the soul-searching question, “In identical circumstances, could I forgive?” 

A United States staff-sergeant, gun in hand, enters an Afghan village and goes on a shooting rampage. When the killing spree has ended in the early hours of the morning, the lone stalker has mercilessly mowed down 16 Afghans, including nine children and three women. Hamid Karzai, the president of Afghanistan, in the aftermath of the slaughter has said, “...this action is murder and terror, and an unforgivable action.” 

Go from Kandahar to a London, Ontario courtroom where the trial of Michael Rafferty, accused of the abduction, sexual assault and murder of little eight-year-old Tori Stafford is taking place. Following the graphic and gruesome evidence given by Terri-Lynne McClintic, who by self-confession inflicted the fatal blows that ended little Tori’s life, Rodney Stafford, Tori’s dad said, I “will never forgive.” 

Let me ask you, do you think you could ever forgive if you were placed in similar circumstances? In our humanity, everything within us cries out for revenge, after all, why should the guilty go free and be let off the hook while the innocent pay such an extraordinary price?

Click link below to continue reading article:
The blind and toothless - The Daily Observer - Ontario, CA

Century-old archaeological find could prove authenticity of Jesus’ prophesy of the resurrection - Vatican Insider

Century-old archaeological find could prove authenticity of Jesus’ prophesy of the resurrection - Vatican Insider

The Late Movies: St. Patrick’s Day - Mental Floss

The Late Movies: St. Patrick’s Day - Mental Floss

Where quality of death can enhance quality of life - The Globe and Mail

Where quality of death can enhance quality of life - The Globe and Mail

14 March, 2012

Another example of the harm done to innocents on Sylvia's Site

Sylvia MacEachern and husband
Sadly, once again Sylvia MacEachern of Sylvia's Site has let her passion imperil her judgment as she offers up another priest for battering on her blog. Today's victim: Fr. Tim Scott, csb.


What horrible offense does Sylvia use to justify exposing this man to abuse on her site? (evidence of which is posted below) He is the official spokesman for the Basilians. That, and the fact that he taught at the same school as another priest who was convicted of sexual abuse of minors.


That's it. Nothing more than that. Because of these two simple facts Sylvia chose to post a column entitled 'Father Tim Scott csb Teaching at St. Mary's College', that generated the following comment today:


Sorry I Can't Say says:
March 14, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Now that just creeps me out!!!! Here was Scott living right alongside Marshall in Crawley Hall while Marshall was abusing kids at night in the very same building and at their shared school. And Campbell was there with them too!! And yet Scott STILL chose to become a basilian … to be one of THEM. Creepy as all get out!

And now he speaks for them and expresses regret over the actions that took place under his very nose! I think this is an absolutely amazing discovery Sylvia and intriguing as well. Could they not find someone as spokesperson whose formative years studying, discerning God’s call and deciding to become a basilian WEREN’T spend under the tutelage of a child molester?? Not one? Maybe so. Maybe they can’t find a single remaining basilian who hasn’t lived with, slept with, ate with, studied with, taught with and worshiped with a child molester. Though in this case it appears he may have lived with two of them … plus that Fr. O’Reilly character. I forget – was he the guy growing pot in his room?

What kind of young man legitimately believing God is calling him to serve as a priest, living with three “priests” such as those would not run screaming in horror?? What kind of a man would choose to JOIN them??

I don’t think the basilians would ever have brought such information forward but it certainly strains their credibility to have a man expressing their “regret” who was right there when it was happening. Would have been a lot better for all his victims from the early 80′s onward if he had expressed something then instead of now.

Fr. Steve Ballard, a friend of this blog and a brother priest in the Pembroke Diocese brought this column and comment to my attention - for which I offer him thanks! He also included the comment that he attempted to post on Sylvia's Site. I say 'attempted' because both he and I were banned from commenting on her blog because we refused to shut up in our defense of a Maritime Bishop as he was being falsely calumniated by Sylvia. I am happy to post his reply here:

Father Steve Ballard says:
Your comment is awaiting moderation.
March 14, 2012 at 7:14 pm
This diatribe is so filled with conclusions, theory without fact, judgment about the motivations behind this priests intentions and vocations.

My God Sylvia, how can you in good conscience not challenge this. Being passionate is not antithetical to the use of reason. People have to start thinking more. Is it not possible that this priest is attempting to be a voice for reform in this order? Chosen by God to do so?

 

Planned Parenthood CEO arrested for public park sex crime - U.s. - Catholic Online

Planned Parenthood CEO arrested for public park sex crime - U.s. - Catholic Online

Canon law vs. anonymous voices? » GetReligion

Canon law vs. anonymous voices? » GetReligion

Wrongful Birth Verdict Signals Growth of the Culture of Death, Threatens the Disabled - U.s. - Catholic Online

Wrongful Birth Verdict Signals Growth of the Culture of Death, Threatens the Disabled - U.s. - Catholic Online

UK: Homosexual Activist with a camera tries to intimidate priest in his pulpit | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

UK: Homosexual Activist with a camera tries to intimidate priest in his pulpit | Fr. Z's Blog – What Does The Prayer Really Say?

Hackers reportedly launch second attack on Vatican website :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Hackers reportedly launch second attack on Vatican website :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

George Weigel: the issue of religious freedom has moved close to home | Holy Post | National Post

George Weigel: the issue of religious freedom has moved close to home | Holy Post | National Post

12 March, 2012

Larry asks about the 'few bad apples' argument among the good priests who should not be judged by the crimes of the few.

An old friend of this blog and frequent poster on Sylvia's Site, Larry Green asked a salient question on that site a while back. Here was his comment:

How is it that so many Catholics ( laity and clergy) can go on and on with the pathetic claim that ” there are only a few bad apples?” “All”of the “good” priests suffer so deeply because of a “few bad apples” they say. Why do those claims appear to be so empty and disgusting? If “all” the “good” priest’s suffering is so terrible because of these “few bad apples”, then why aren’t they doing something about it? Why don’t we hear them standing up and demanding justice for victims and changes to take place immediately? Why is it that all we here from “all” the “good” priests is that we shouldn’t be making hasty judgments about accused? Why is it all we seem to hear from” all” the “good” priests that they will hire lawyers and sue anyone who speaks out and voices there anger and disgust with these predators ( pedophiles and deceitful conspirators alike). Why do the “all” the “good priests spend most of their waking hours monitoring and scrutinizing every word that good people who’s ,concern is to seek justice,say. 

The answer to Larry's question is easy to comprehend. I would first ask Larry how many priests that he could heard of and could name from memory with a bit of prompting? I'm certain that list would run to more than a hundred. Then I would ask him to name those from that list who stand convicted let alone accused from that list. If the priests of his corner of the Ottawa Valley are typical of others around the globe, there would be VERY FEW if ANY groups of people on the planet who would have as good a record as offered by Catholic priests through the ages.

I would also remind him of some basic facts, some of which he often points to himself: 
-that celibates are no more likely to become pedophiles than would any other person who was unable to engage in sex. To claim the contrary is to say that nothing can be more important to the human person than achieving an orgasm on a regular basis and that any societal and prohibition must be thrown aside lest one morph into a sexual predator. This seems to be a necessary corollary of reducing the human experience to such a primal defect in our nature. 
 -that what one does with their sexuality is a function of the maturity of their character and their creativity to chastely live it out in a manner that accords with his commitments and convictions as a priest. It is a few who are demonstrating a defect in both their psychological and spiritual maturity that have harmed children.
-that the issues of pedophilia has nothing to do with one's sexual orientation. That there is no connection between homosexuality and pedophilia.
-to date there have only been three cases that have generated criminal or civil litigation. There may be more in the future. God only knows. Given the publicity these cases generate, one would hope that any other victims who can identify a living priest who is a pedophile would step forward if only to ensure that others do not suffer as they have. But as it stands today 3 priests out of the hundreds who served the Diocese in parochial ministry during the lifetime of anyone alive today who have failed to meet the minimal standard of legal conduct.
-Priests have in fact FAR SURPASSED any such depraved assessment of our conduct pastors and men, as we will continue to do whenever and wherever our services are required by believers. People might suspect priests in general in the wake of these recent revelations, but they are comfortable in trusting the 'Father' who lives and services in their local parish. The fact that it is their phone that rings in the middle of the night to comfort and aid families in their moments of need speaks VOLUMES about the inherent trust the past and current good conduct of ALL but a few.

Fr. Tim

I wish I could have said this as well as 'Glen' posted on Sylvia's Site

Regulars here will know that I have somewhat of a love/hate relationship with Sylvia McEachern of 'Sylvia's Site', a blog dedicated to the abuse scandals in the Catholic Church.  

I believe that she can be credited for keeping the Bishop's feet to the fire and ensuring that they follow their promised protocols and policies, as well as for her standing with and beside victims who must endure re-victimization by the process as their accusations wind their way through the criminal and civil justice systems. 

On the other hand, she has recently let her zeal for the cause blind her to her obligations to justice as evidenced by her unjustly calumniating an East Coast Bishop as I wrote about in a recent National Post digital edition


Ultimately I was banned from posting comments on her site as I would not be silent in the face of her calumny. Providentially, others have stepped up to continue my essential challenge of calling Sylvia to return to her heretofore ardent support of the Church. Here is a recent offering from someone named 'Glen'. He offers as good a 'sitz en liben' explaining the crisis in its proper perspective as you could find today. I wish I could have done as well.

With the caveat that the greater scandal has been the cover-ups of  past abuses by the hierarchy - an issue Glen seems to neglect to address -  his framing of the argument is spot on.

I hope he's allowed to continue to post there. Although, the signs are not promising. Already he's being accused of being Fr. Steve Ballard, a Diocesan brother and friend of this blog simply because he offers a cogent defense of the Church! Such an accusation is the digital equivalent of being marked with the scarlet letter on that site and he might soon find his voice silenced for posting 'abusive comments' that 'harm victims further'. (Although it is fair to ask if such a small thing as a comment from a someone you don't know is going to do further 'harm' to people who visit sites like Sylvia's on a regular basis, then they must possess such fragile psyches that they shouldn't be surfing such sites. But far be it from me to suggest that their motives are less than pure even if their judgment is clearly impaired, fired by a state of mind that evidently is not 'firing on all cylinders.')


Sylvia, I agree that confusion among the faithful is partly a result of clergy not teaching the faith. Sadly, this has been one of the fruits of the “spirit of Vatican II”. By the grace of God things are changing for the better albeit slowly. The younger generation of priests are more orthodox and desire to be priests, not poorly paid social workers.

I don’t have the numbers you asked me for. Like you I am outraged when crimes against children are not dealt with accordingly. Removing the filth from the Church is every faithful Catholic’s hope. However, my concern with your site is that it treats accused as guilty. 

The reality is the rate of pedophilia in the Church is no higher than any other religion and lower than some others. The highest rate of pedophilia is in the home. The second most dangerous place is a school. Do the commentators here demand structural changes in homes and schools? By their logic there should be no male teachers.

Nor do the Protestant religions that allow their ministers to marry have a lower rate of pedophilia. Therefore, allowing priests to marry would not change anything in this regard in the Catholic Church. Sadly, women sexually abuse children too.

Pedophilia is a societal problem, not exclusive to the Church. What we all need to do is put pressure on our politicians to make these crimes more than a slap on the wrist for punishment. If the penalty for pedophilia was life in prison I bet the rates would go down in every environment.

Unfortunately, many enemies of the Church use pedophilia to attack it for their malicious intentions. The Church is the most visible Christian institution and does not waver on moral issues. It is a favorite target of the entertainment and media industry. Did you know the Boston Globe ran more stories on the scandal there then they did on World War II?

Sylvia, please know that I admire your efforts. I too work within the Church to fix things and know how much time and effort is involved. In Christian charity I ask you to take some time to reflect on the direction you are taking things now. Could your work be more effective if it focused on the convicted? Due to the possibility of false accusations, could you handle such news more diplomatically? What if you used this issue to invoke changes to the Canadian justice system? If you became the catalyst for tougher sentences and by extension lowered the rate of pedophilia in our society how great would that reward be?

Glen 

George F. Will: Obama administration disregards those pesky things called laws | Full Comment | National Post

George F. Will: Obama administration disregards those pesky things called laws | Full Comment | National Post

11 March, 2012

The Reason for Our Hope: Jesus Christ: Meaning for Humanity

The latest from my former Bishop, now Archbishop Richard Smith (Edmonton). His writing style is accessible and his logic and theology is clear and concise. I was blessed to have him as my Ordinary. I always found his homilies and writings to nourishing for mind and soul. This one is no different.

The Reason for Our Hope: Jesus Christ: Meaning for Humanity

Religious Statues Left Behind Find Their Own Patron Saint - NYTimes.com

Religious Statues Left Behind Find Their Own Patron Saint - NYTimes.com

Vatican says violence, instrument of the Antichrist, dehumanizes humanity. Jesus begins new cult of love - Asia News

VATICAN Violence, instrument of the Antichrist, dehumanizes humanity. Jesus begins new cult of love - Asia News

I Didn t Sign Up For This | Blogs | NCRegister.com

I Didn t Sign Up For This | Blogs | NCRegister.com

United States, the interventionist turnover of the bishops approaches phase two - Vatican Insider

United States, the interventionist turnover of the bishops approaches phase two - Vatican Insider

Number of Catholics increases in the world - Vatican Insider

Number of Catholics increases in the world - Vatican Insider

09 March, 2012

New York Times ad proof anti-Catholic attacks are fair game: Charles Lewis | Holy Post | National Post

New York Times ad proof anti-Catholic attacks are fair game: Charles Lewis | Holy Post | National Post

Creative Minority Report: NYT Ad: Quit The Catholic Church

Creative Minority Report: NYT Ad: Quit The Catholic Church

Eying the Conflict Timeline with Iran | Swampland | TIME.com

Eying the Conflict Timeline with Iran | Swampland | TIME.com

New Brunswick village Cap-Pelé divided over vote to remove late priest Father Camille Léger's name from arena | News | National Post

New Brunswick village Cap-Pelé divided over vote to remove late priest Father Camille Léger's name from arena | News | National Post

Pope John Paul II could be made saint soon: Report

Pope John Paul II could be made saint soon: Report

08 March, 2012

Here I Stand And Insult, I Can Do No Other | The American Catholic

Here's a little something for some of the recent posters here. Maybe they can improve their comments as a result! I sometimes find it tiresome to get up early in the morning to review comments that pretend to be intelligent when in fact they are little more than empty prejudice and hateful invective poorly presented. I can always hope this might inspire at least a few of them to try to do better.

Here I Stand And Insult, I Can Do No Other | The American Catholic

07 March, 2012

‘What’s missing is a grand scheme to guide the dialogue between the great religions’ - Vatican Insider

‘What’s missing is a grand scheme to guide the dialogue between the great religions’ - Vatican Insider

Hackers' attack cripples Vatican web site : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

Hackers' attack cripples Vatican web site : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

'The end game is approaching in the hunt for the 'God particle' - U.s. - Catholic Online

'The end game is approaching in the hunt for the 'God particle' - U.s. - Catholic Online

SNAP director admits to publishing false information :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

SNAP director admits to publishing false information :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Bruce Springsteen: The stations of The Boss | Holy Post | National Post

Bruce Springsteen: The stations of The Boss | Holy Post | National Post

From Believers, and Nonbelievers, a Showing of Political Muscle - NYTimes.com

From Believers, and Nonbelievers, a Showing of Political Muscle - NYTimes.com

New ABC show called deeply offensive to Christians : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

New ABC show called deeply offensive to Christians : News Headlines - Catholic Culture

06 March, 2012

Way cool!: Oxygen atmosphere found around Saturn moon - Technology & Science - CBC News

The oxygen molecules surrounding Dione are thought to have been kicked off the moon's icy surface by high energy particles from space or photons from the sun. (NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute )

Oxygen atmosphere found around Saturn moon - Technology & Science - CBC News

NYTimes 'Takes Issue' With Santorum's Catholic Faith, Which Is Not Open to the 'Modern Era' | Media Research Center

NYTimes 'Takes Issue' With Santorum's Catholic Faith, Which Is Not Open to the 'Modern Era' | Media Research Center

Charles Lewis: Of prayer, the Rosary and the morphine withdrawal blues | Holy Post | National Post

Charles Lewis: Of prayer, the Rosary and the morphine withdrawal blues | Holy Post | National Post

Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News | Archdiocese of Washington

Is Nothing Sacred? Apparently Not. Reflecting on Another Absurdity in the News | Archdiocese of Washington

05 March, 2012

The New Yorker front cover: Rick Santorum in a dog house on the roof of Mitt Romney's car - POLITICO.com

As a Canadian, I don't have much invested on whomever the Republican's nominate as Obama will make mincemeat out of any of the current candidates for that position in the coming general election. But this cartoon cover is just too good not to share. It certainly will bring a chuckle to the heart of anyone familiar with the Romney family's roadtrip vacations from years past. His gaffe was as memorable as any he's committed in this primary run. It's easily the match to Michigan's perfect trees and his self disclosure that he and his wife are a four luxury vehicle couple this time around.

The New Yorker front cover: Rick Santorum in a dog house on the roof of Mitt Romney's car - POLITICO.com

Religion Reporting Descends into Meme | First Things

Religion Reporting Descends into Meme | First Things

Conrad Black: Canada is not a dull country | Full Comment | National Post

Conrad Black: Canada is not a dull country | Full Comment | National Post

The Three Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had : The Integrated Catholic Life

The Three Most Profound Ideas I Have Ever Had : The Integrated Catholic Life

900-Year-Old Saint's Heart Vanishes From Cathedral - Plattsburgh News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh

900-Year-Old Saint's Heart Vanishes From Cathedral - Plattsburgh News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh

Waiting in Joyful Hope | Ascension Theology

Waiting in Joyful Hope | Ascension Theology

Three myths about the church to give up for Lent | National Catholic Reporter

Three myths about the church to give up for Lent | National Catholic Reporter

Weigel weighs in on HHS mandate during Rhode Island Visit

Weigel weighs in on HHS mandate during Rhode Island Visit

Allentown Bishop Edward Cullen was a witness to order to destroy list of Philadelphia priests suspected of abuse. - mcall.com

As devastating as this news in for the Church - it is a fate we have brought upon ourselves. Again it demonstrates that some within the chain of command of the Church have failed to follow stated policy of reporting abuse allegations and transparency in its legal dealings.

Allentown Bishop Edward Cullen was a witness to order to destroy list of Philadelphia priests suspected of abuse. - mcall.com

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