Daily Archives: 23 June 2009

Pres. Obama to appoint new “bioethics commission”

From CNA with my emphases and comments: Obama plan to disband Bioethics Council draws criticism Washington D.C., Jun 23, 2009 / 06:14 am (CNA).- Last week, it was made public that President Obama will disband the President’s Council on Bioethics, … Continue reading

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Killing some time

Waiting for a flight… NYT Crossword … 8 minutes. I almost never do these.  As a matter of fact, I haven’t worked a crossword for very long time.  I usually get hung up with the pop culture references, but this … Continue reading

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Fr. Tim Vakoc – Military Chaplain – RIP

In your charity please pray for the repose of the soul of Fr Tim Vakoc, a military chaplain severely wounded in Iraq years ago. He was finally overcome by his wounds. We were in seminary together in St. Paul. The … Continue reading

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I believe this is now a universal word.

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Italian address “de novissimis”

For those of you who read Italian, there is a good piece on the Four Last Things by French Bishop Jean-Pierre Batut, auxiliary of Lyon, on the site of Chiamati al cielo from the Diocese of Bergamo.

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QUAERITUR: deacon in music ministry

From a reader: There is a situation I would like to ask your (or your readers’) advice about. If a man whose job was to be a music director at a parish with a serious sacred music program perceived a calling … Continue reading

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