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Workin' for the Son of Man

One thing I’ve started doing more since The Slaughtered Bird started accepting my reviews is watching short films.  I’ve found they’re particularly good for when you’ve got a deadline looming and you haven’t got time to watch a proper film.   16 more words


Mary Magdalene, a heart close to Christ

Throughout the course of the year, the liturgy invites Christians to call to mind some of the people who followed Christ closely. Remembering the saints is an incentive to strengthen our own Christian life, by looking at the men and women who, through their example and intercession, invite the People of God to confront the future with a sure hope. 755 more words

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The Pope (Yawn) Names a Woman to Vatican PR Job

I suppose I should be all excited that the Pope has replaced his clerical spokesman, now retiring, with two laypeople. His deputy spokesperson is, oh gosh, a woman! 425 more words


St. Louis Native Promoted to Pope's Spokeman

ST. LOUIS (KMOX/AP) – The pope names a St. Louis native to lead the Vatican press office.

Greg Burke was Vice Director of the press office since last December. 219 more words


Pope appoints ex-Fox News correspondent as Vatican spokesman | World news | The Guardian

This ex-Fox News correspondent is also a member of the ultra-conservative branch of Roman Rite Catholicism.  This move has been carefully “softened” by the pope’s appointment of “a Spanish female reporter (who) will serve as his deputy.” 222 more words


Which Way Croatia: Liberal or Illiberal Democracy?

Next week seems set to shed light as to whether Croatia’s Prime Minister Tihomir Oreskovic has indeed been a weak Prime Minister, failing to adequately implement the needed reforms that were promised to the voters of Croatia at last elections, late 2015, and whether he has, as Croatian Democratic Union/HDZ claims, been more preoccupied with his own political niche and agenda that is in contradiction with the technocratic, professional role (towards implementing set reforms) he was appointed as Prime Minister to pursue. 1,325 more words

Why Benedictines are liturgical; and why Jesuits should be too

The title above is crude, but it is designed to remind all those in the Benedictine familia of one of our foundational and essential charisms; and to alert the Church universal to the fact that this Benedictine charism is in fact a… 1,100 more words

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