Indulgences.

Via Paul McCain–Pope declares plenary indulgence to honor Lourdes anniversary. Citing CNA: “The first way to obtain the indulgence is to visit the following places in Lourdes between December 8, 2007 and December 8, 2008, preferably in the order suggested: (1) the parish baptistery used for the Baptism of Bernadette, (2) the Soubirous family home,…

“Dialogue with Islam is impossible”

So declares head of Jesuit order in interview with John Allen. He says, “Some who are favorable to theological dialogue with Muslims forget that at a certain point, you have to choose.” Well, of course. That’s true of theological dialogue with anyone. I’ve had much fruitful theological dialogue with Muslims–and there are volumes upon volumes…