RJN: 4.11.06 Mondays and Tuesdays…

Mondays and Tuesdays are Joseph Bottum’s turns at this site, but he is sick in bed. Please join me in praying for his rapid recovery. Herewith an excerpt from a fine opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by Fr. Thomas Williams, a seminary rector in Rome, on the kerfuffle over the National . . . . Continue Reading »

RJN: 4.10.06 When these holy days…

When these holy days roll around, segments of the media, as reliably as clockwork, roll out the latest alleged debunkings of historically recognizable Christianity. There was, for instance, an item a few days ago about a climatologist who opined that back in the old days Galilee experienced cold . . . . Continue Reading »

RJN: 4.7.06 Some tough words from…

Some tough words from the usually understated and scrupulously cautious Mark Chopko, general counsel of the U.S. bishops conference. Surveying legislative and regulative initiatives impinging upon various medical, social, and educational ministries, he says religious institutions are being . . . . Continue Reading »

SB: 4.7.06 For a while it seemed…

For a while it seemed that Father John Jenkins, the new president of the University of Notre Dame, was going to do the sensible thing about the performance of “The Vagina Monologues” on his campus. Unfortunately, he seems to have suffered some kind of collapse, whether of the will or . . . . Continue Reading »

JB: 3.4.06 On Saturday, a banquet…

On Saturday, a banquet was held in Washington, D.C., to mark the establishment of a new center for Thomistic studies¯a center named after America’s best-known Thomist, Ralph McInerny. It’s hard to imagine anyone more deserving of the honor. In a recent issue of F IRST T HINGS , . . . . Continue Reading »