Liturgical Referees
—— The Curt Jester has one of the funniest things I have ever seen. The institution of a liturgical referee along with all the appropriate hand signals. Priceless.

New Religious Life, New Architecture
——Reasons for hope in sacred architecture

Church of the Day: St. Clement’s, Chicago
——D Mac continues his fascinating series on the Catholic churches of Chicago.

Hollywood Cares About Money Again. Hooray!
——Matthew has some greenbacks burning a hole in his pocket.

Vestments As Poltical Statements
——Ordinary Ministers of the Media have lost their minds.

Catholic Church-A-Day: Chicago
——D Mac’s series on the Churches of Chicago.

Stupidest Headline of the Day!
——This from the Associated Press: “Abortion may be forced in China.” May be? I understand reporters must be objective but it doesn’t mean putting their heads in the sand, does it? Hundreds of heartbreaking testimonies have escaped that country. How long are we going to play this game?

Pope set for weekend visit to Loreto
—— Vatican, Aug. 31, 2007 ( – Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Loreto, Italy this weekend for a gathering of young Italian Catholics.

Jesus is the New Cigarette
——Pastor fired because people got a whiff of ‘Secondhand Jesus.’