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  PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE Christians and Muslims: Together in overcoming violence among followers of different religions MESSAGE FOR THE END OF RAMADAN ‘Id al-Fitr 1431 H. / 2010 a.d. Vatican City Dear Muslim Friends, 1. ‘Id Al-Fitr, which concludes Ramadan, presents, once again, a favorable occasion to convey to you the heartfelt wishes […]

John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter has an excellent article on the self-inflicted wounds of the Vatican. January 2009 was one of the lowest points of this papacy and of the recent Church I have ever experienced. That was the month when Pope Benedict lifted the excommunication of illegally ordained schismatic Levebrist bishops. One […]

Easter kit

I am sending this page out to the students at Wesleyan… Busted Halo has a great article on meditation. There is a long tradition in Catholicism here that got lost in the parishes where people thought this kind of prayer was only for the cloister…. Since January the Vatican has made a series of tragic […]

Not only in Austria!

Cardinal Schoernborn wrote his clergy trying to improve their morale. At about the time of the disastrous de-excommunication of the holocaust denying bishop (holocaust denying was a sin but not a heresy!!!) Austria was hit by a papal appointment of an auxiliary bishop of Linz who had said that Katrina was God’s punishment for the […]