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Sweet Sistine finals close Monday night

Well, I blew it. Lost track of time and forgot to check for the Sweet Sistine update. Cardinal Marc Ouellet of Canada and Cardinal John Onaiyekan of Nigeria made it to […]

Sweet Sistine reaches Final Four

The previously reported Sweet Sistine has reached its Final Four. Canadian Marc Ouellet is facing off against Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz, while Milan’s Angelo Scola is up against Nigeria’s John […]

Sweet Sistine advances to round of 8

The brackets for the Sweet Sistine race for the Vatican have moved to the Round of Eight. You have until 9 pm EST on March 6 to pick your favorites. The two […]

Sweet Sistine

March Madness, Vatican-style

I have paid little attention to the race for the papacy in Rome and am only vaguely acquainted with the names of the American hopefuls. It’s been suggested that, since […]

Pope Benedict XVI

Papal resignation: The more things change

As the sun sank slowly in the west (in Italy), Pope Benedict XVI stepped out of the public limelight and into “retirement” (though he’ll continue to reside in the Vatican), his […]

Caution: Higher education at work

In today’s New York Times there’s a wonderful editorial by Frank Bruni entitled “A Catholic Classmate Rethinks His Religion.” Don’t be put off by the title; it’s not some treatise […]

Contraception experts panel

The religious rape of American women

Catholic men of America — and all conservatives who support them — you’re not going to win this debate. You are not going to deprive American women of the benefits […]