Avery Cardinal Dulles, R.I.P.

“I was irresistibly prompted to go out into the open air … The slush of melting snow formed a deep mud along the banks of the River Charles, which I followed down toward Boston … As I wandered aimlessly, something

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Our Lady of the Americas

Probably because of my skeptical bent, most apparitions (including those approved as worthy of belief) are things I can take or leave.  I don’t disbelieve in them, but they’re not something I give much thought or spiritual focus to. The

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Dignitas Personae

Today the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released a new Instruction entitled Dignitas Personae, On Certain Bioethical Questions. You can find it along with a Vatican summary as well as a Q&A and press release from the USCCB

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Hmmm

It is usually a bad sign when a President’s Chief of Staff is ducking questions.  To all those outside the Land of Lincoln, welcome to Chicago politics 101! Update I: I think Emanuel may be an ex-chief of staff even

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Patton’s Weather Prayer

[metacafe]http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3594882/59_pattons_prayer/[/metacafe]      “Almighty and most merciful Father, we humbly beseech Thee, of Thy great goodness, to restrain these immoderate rains with which we have had to contend. Grant us fair weather for Battle. Graciously hearken to us as soldiers

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