Daily Archives: 27 November 2006

China: “…a fatal blow to dialogue…”

The Pope is heading to the cusp of Asia and Europe.  There are delicate political and religious issues at stake.  Meanwhile, at the other end of Asia…. there are delicate political and religious issues at stake.  The Chinese are at … Continue reading

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AAAAAHHHHRRRRGGGGG! Just kidding.

Somebody PLEASE wake me up!
Biretta tip to Mark Shea
o{]:¬)

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Walking to work

I walk everywhere in Rome.  I get on a bus about three times a year,.. if I must. 
I walk to work.  That includes the Press Office of the Holy See.  No, I don’t work for the Press Office, … Continue reading

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Getting worked up over “The Nativity Story”?

The Catechism of the Council of Trent has an interesting paragraph suggesting that we not over complicate the situation:
Article 36. How To Think and Pray About Christ’s Virginal Conception
These points of teaching comprise the substance of what appeared to us … Continue reading

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Roman fog

We have had a lot of spooky fog at night this last couple weeks. Here’s an interesting shot last night from (different) window looking toward St. Agnes in the P.za Navona.

UPDATE: For an update on … Continue reading

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Trent & “Nativity”: Did the Blessed Virgin experience labor pains?

In the new movie "The Nativity Story" which premiered yesterday at the Vatican, the Blessed Virgin is depicted as having pain from labor and childbirth. It must be granted that the pain she is depicted as having was not has … Continue reading

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“…the existence of a Ratzinger is like a slap on a sunburned back…”

If you don’t check out Diogenes every day on Off the Record… well… start.  I posted a blurb on the WSJ article, but Diogenes today says what I think and prevent myself from writing.  Here it is (my emphasis):
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Book list meme

Over at Idle Speculations we find the BBC’s (gak) list of 200 books for your Christmas vacation.  It might be fun to see just how many of them we have read. 
The Top 200 were (those I’ve recal reading are … Continue reading

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