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Daily Archives: 7 April 2009
His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Bishop of Marquette in Michigan has this to say about Notre Shame’s invitation to Pres. Obama. Here is Bishop Samples statement Read Bishop Sample’s full statement below with my emphases: I would … Read More
Did you all see Newt Gingrich on Greta van Sustren’s program on FNC analyze the Notre Shame situation and the recent moves of the Obama Administration regarding religion? Excellent!
Bishop Joseph Martino continues his work in Scranton… with the Catholic University there. I hope Fr. Jenkins is reading. Hey… Fr. Jenkins! What goes on the health services for the students at Notre Shame? Bishops Seek Information on Student Health … Read More
Every once in a while people ask me for… no.. let’s start again…. All the time people ask me for book recommendations and where to find them. Just today, as a matter of fact, in Z-Chat someone asked about about … Read More
Another quake in L’Aquila… more damage 19:42 Rome time 5.3 Richter UPDATE 18:38 GMT I just heard that the Basilica on the Piazza del Duomo has collapsed.
I don’t have enough background about this. Something about this sounds wrong to me. Perhaps some of you know more about it and won’t lapse into hysteria. If this is for real, or if it is just one of those … Read More
Who will be the first serious media anchor or report to start pronouncing the name of the city properly…. other than Greg Burke of Fox News?
From VIS: VIA CRUCIS 2009: PERSECUTION OF CHRISTIANS IN INDIA VATICAN CITY, 7 APR 2009 (VIS) – Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil S.D.B. of Guwahati, India, has been given the task of writing the meditations for this year’s Via Crucis (Way of … Read More
In your goodness please pray for the people still trapped in the earthquake rubble in Italy. Please play for the workers digging for them. Please pray for the families of the deceased.
Fr. Stanley Jaki, OSB, passed away in a hospital in Madrid at 13:15 Spanish time. Fr. Jaki was a great scholar. He was a physicist and theologian and prolific writer. If you have not read anything by Fr. Jaki, and perhaps … Read More