Burning Question

Yesterday Phillip Cosby of the National Coalition for the Protection of Children and Families happened to have good seats at Senator McCain’s town hall meeting here in Kansas City. When Sen. McCain opened it up to questions, he went right up to Phillip and handed him the microphone. Here’s what Phillip asked: “Senator McCain, our […]

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Bringing Faith to Life

Next Wednesday we will begin on this blog a weekly series on the Church’s catechetical ministry, which is nothing other than the practical application of Our Lord’s command to “make disciples of all nations” (Mt. 28:19). Much of the impetus for this series comes from the recent addresses of Pope Benedict here in the United […]

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The Pope Being the Pope

Amidst all the sophisticated commentary and speculation concerning what the Pope would say to his flock, I found the opening paragraph of the Pope’s homily at Nationals Stadium (after a few introductory remarks) absolutely refreshing: “In the exercise of my ministry as the Successor of Peter, I have come to America to confirm you, my brothers […]

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Pope “Siting”

In case our readers haven’t seen it yet, I thought I would recommend www.Pope2008.com –the National Catholic Register’s website/blog in anticipation of the Pope’s visits to the U.S. and Australia. This site has a lot of good information on it, from commentary and articles concerning what the Pope will talk about when he’s here, to […]

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Big Surprise in Baltimore

This morning at the U.S. Bishops’ meeting in Baltimore, a surprise was unveiled when Archbishop Pietro Sambi, Apostolic Nuncio for the United States, announced Pope Benedict’s schedule for his 2008 trip to the U.S. For most of the other speeches, a draft was given to the press prior to or during the address. When Archbishop […]

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