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Quote of the day

“Do you ever ask yourself why people try to come to this country? Do you think people deliberately and cheerfully leave their families behind and come to live in a situation of fear all the time, that they’re going to…


Does the Vatican care about women basketball referees?

Even in these troubled times where religious disputes are as common as dust in a desert, some stories stop me. Here’s a nugget: The game was at St. Mary’s Academy, a private religious school that sits on a sprawling campus…


Once again, Vatican reports drop in number of nuns and priests

Last year, there were 945,210 men and women worldwide in Catholic religious orders. That’s 7,230 fewer than the previous year, said a Vatican spokesman. Read the Associated Press story here….


79-year-old nun gets year in jail for 1960s abuse of two boys

“I ask forgiveness from the bottom of my heart,” she told a Milwaukee judge at her sentencing. Read the Associated Press story here….


5 religious leaders deplore Bush’s ‘shameful’ moral legacy

Representatives from five Catholic and evangelical social justice organizations said that despite his frequent use of religious rhetoric, President Bush has displayed “a truncated vision of what a moral leadership looks like.” Here’s a story from Religion News Service. Speaking…


Catholic bishops of Dallas and FW will lead Mass and march to mark the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade

Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas and Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth will celebrate a “Pro-Life Mass” at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Ave. The event coincides (almost) with the 35th…


A look at the dean of the University of Dallas School of Ministry

In this morning’s Metro section, Deborah Fleck has a story about Brian Schmisek, founding dean of the School of Ministry at the University of Dallas, “one of the fastest growing in its field in the country.” Schmisek was the longtime…


Tony Blair is now a Catholic

The former British prime minister’s conversion, long expected, became official Friday night. Blair joins his wife and four children as a practicing Catholic. He was formerly a member of the Church of England. In the photo below, from the Vatican…


Italian priest does not (heart) Red Bull ad

Here’s the top from Reuters: ROME (Reuters) – An angry Italian priest has persuaded soft drinks company Red Bull to withdraw an advertisement setting its product in a nativity scene on the grounds it is disrespectful to Christianity. Father Marco…

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