Some of the Better Stories

(Source) Benedict XVI the Precedent Setting Pope: Now he surprises us again. Not for six hundred years has a pope stepped aside. He has done so quickly and unexpectedly. While his decision cannot have been sudden. The sudden effectiveness–he will Continue reading Some of the Better Stories

More Turkey, Please

Mindful of Cardinal Dolan’s desire to re-institute mandatory abstinence from meat on all Fridays for all American Catholics (a most laudatory goal), I nevertheless would be remiss in not passing on this story from our friends at Rorate: A friendly Continue reading More Turkey, Please

Dolan to Obama

Dear President Obama, In my capacity as President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I write to express my congratulations on your re-election as President of the United States. The people of our country have again entrusted you Continue reading Dolan to Obama

A Joke for a Tuesday Morning

Two men considering a religious vocation were having a conversation. “What is similar about the Jesuit and Dominican Orders?” the one asked. The second replied, “Well, they were both founded by Spaniards — St. Dominic for the Dominicans, and St. Continue reading A Joke for a Tuesday Morning