Mystery Illness Strikes Village after Meteor Crash
—CMR Zombie Watch: You can’t be too careful!
Rowan Williams Goes Into the Closet
—Archbishop of Canterbury to attend super secret meeting of LGBT clergy. Seemingly dares schism.
Madonna Traded to Jews
—For two Jewish comedians and a minor leaguer to be named later. A good deal.
High Noon for Sheriff Ben
—Is it Gary Cooper time for Pope Benedict?
Pope and the McCanns
—Expect to see this picture more often than O.J.’s Bronco
Marriage is the New Dating
—Marie Claire toasts the modern woman who disposes of her marriage as easily as cheap summer fashions.
Questions in Beijing as new bishop’s ordination approaches
——As Chinese Catholics prepare for the ordination of a new bishop in Beijing– with at least tacit approval from the Holy See– the key figure in the government-backed Catholic Patriotic Association is charged with seizing church property for the benefit of his own family, the AsiaNews service reports.
Pope Benedict’s 2008 US visit may include Boston, DC and New York
——Details about Pope Benedict XVI’s much-anticipated apostolic journey to the United States next year have begun to emerge. Anticipated stops for the Pope’s first-ever US visit include, New York, Washington, Boston and possibly Baltimore.
CDF is no fan of Phan
——John Allen reports that both the Vatican and the U.S. bishops are investigating a book by a prominent American Catholic theologian, Vietnam-born Fr. Peter Phan of Georgetown University.
USKKKB – U.S. Konference of Katholic Kollaborating Bishops?
—Will the USCCB do the right thing?