Archbishop Dolan takes Rome by storm

Pope & new abps.jpgArchbishop Timothy Dolan of New York received his pallium today from Pope Benedict XVI as a sign of communion with the Pope. He joined 33 new archbishops including 4 other Americans who received their pallia too.

Joanna Malloy of the NY Daily News is covering the archbishop’s trip; be sure to read the related articles as they provide a picture of New


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Saint Paul’s bones confirmed

Toe bone connected to the foot bone

Foot bone connected to the leg bone

Leg bone connected to the knee bone…

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The Church has confirmed the millennia reverence of the bones in Saint Paul’s sarcophagus are in fact those of the Apostle to the Gentiles. At the close of the Pauline Year this is terrific news


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Pope signed off on the Charity in Truth

As expected, today the Pope signed off on his latest
encyclical, Charity in Truth. This latest work of the Pope’s is a social
catechesis that will address issues of concern for the poor, globalization,
solidarity with brothers and sisters. The work will be published soon (when the
translation can be settled on). It’s expected before the G8 meeting (hopefully
around July 6 or thereabouts). 

The said in part introducing his work: “The publication of my third encyclical is


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Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul

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Peter, blest Shepherd! hearken to our cry,

And with a word unloose our guilty chain;

Thou who hast power to open the gates on high

To men below, and power to shut them fast again.

O thou great Doctor, Paul, we here beseech of thee

Lead thou our spirits up to heavenly mystery,


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Paul A. Zalonski is from New Haven, CT. He is a member of the Fraternity of Communion and Liberation, a Catholic ecclesial movement, and an Oblate of Saint Benedict. Contact Paul at paulzalonski[at]
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