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Two for two!

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Somebody up there doesn't like me. That is, somebody with influence in the Archdiocese of Boston. Otherwise, why would my comments get deleted from the Cardinal's blog twice?

As in the old Lifebuoy commercials, it's time to ask: Do I... offend?

It's not obvious what's rubbing His Eminence or His Eminence's Blogmaster the wrong way: I expressed a polite and reasoned disagreement, and I didn't gush with compliments, but then several similar comments with the same qualities do remain on the thread.

Anyway, it's nice to know my views are being read by somebody, if not respected.

The spammers know me too well

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This spam subject line got past my mail filters:
"It reredos be nowhere"
It's not proper grammar, but it certainly expresses my thoughts at times!

Holland's a haven for drug users, but that's not so bad. You haven't dealt with the scourge of video-game addiction yet.

Admitting that I have a problem with computer addiction is the first step toward recovery.

Dom Bettinelli is looking for a new job, as he's leaving Ignatius Press this summer. If you read his site and haven't chipped in lately, this would be a fine time to do that.



Papabile has pulled his blog from the net, it seems, leaving just an image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Let's hope it's only temporary, and that his prudent commentary on church news will be back soon. Any clues?
Update: What little was left is now gone, alas.

The chilling effect is on


A seminarian writes on his website:

Tuesday, August 23, 2005


Due to a new seminary policy, I will no longer be able to maintain the blog.

posted by [name withheld] at 12:10 PM

Interesting. Some new policy imposes burdens on the public writings of seminarians. I wonder if it has anything to do with the long-awaited seminary visitation, starting Real Soon Now.

Hey, somebody get your hands on that policy and send me a copy so I can post it here.

Cool site of the day

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Sacred Heart Media has debuted a Catholic-themed web portal. (Good job, guys.)

VR today

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Friday evening's English news from Vatican Radio has some features about Pope John Paul and the Middle East. First, the Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Sfeir celebrated a Divine Liturgy on Thursday night as part of the Novendiales, and speaks about the late Holy Father's love for the Eastern Churches. Then VR presents a look at the Pope's efforts for peace in the Holy Land and interviews the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabbah. Audio is online through the World Radio Network: select the English show for Friday at 1950 UTC.

A new blog!


Arthur and Andrew believe in gettin' right in the culture's face and tellin' it what for. Here they are, with more spleen than any one man could handle: the Angry Twins.

What? Who?

On life and living in communion with the Catholic Church.

Richard Chonak

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