Signs for Jody

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Jody noted some amusing mistranslations last week ( here and here ). Well, there are a lot more where they came from. John Derbyshire provides the best of ” Engrish .” (Note that according to our managing editor some of the spelling errors may offend our clientele.) So that’s what . . . . Continue Reading »

Neuhaus on Anti-Catholicism

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Continuing in my role as RJN’s press secretary, readers might be interested in this write-up on the Anti-Catholicism panel. The New York Times “City Room” blog reports : Experts say that anti-Catholic sentiment — much of it originating in, or as a response to, immigrants in . . . . Continue Reading »

Neuhaus on Kmiec

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Fr. Neuhaus has penned a reply to Doug Kmiec on Catholic political obligations and pro-choice candidates. It’s in the National Catholic Register , but only available to subscribers. The Pro Ecclesia blog has posted some excerpts: . . . The question is that of justice for unborn children. When . . . . Continue Reading »

More on the Anglicans and Rome

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We’ve mentioned before news that some conservative Anglicans have been in talks about entering the Roman Catholic Church en masse. Now, conflicting reports are coming from the UK. The Independent runs with this headline: ” Pope rides to Rowan’s rescue. Exclusive: Vatican shuns . . . . Continue Reading »

Shakespeare the Catholic?

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Mail delivery to Rome most be delayed. Otherwise our friend Carrie Gress would have asked Joseph Pearce about the hard-hitting review in the new issue of First Things of his new book on Shakespeare’s supposed Catholic faith. If you’re a print subscriber, the August/September issue of . . . . Continue Reading »

Church of England to Church of Rome?

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I leave most of the Anglican-watching, Anglican-speculating to Jordan Hylden, but here’s a story that was left out of yesterday’s post. Over the weekend, reports came that “senior” bishops from the C of E had met with Catholic officials about swimming the Tiber en masse. . . . . Continue Reading »