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This time, the Phoenix does not rise

The announcement yesterday that the Boston Phoenix is ceasing publication marks the end of an era, an era of substantive, long-form journalism.  Jim Barron and I wrote for the paper back in the 1970’s.  It was the place to be, along … Continue reading

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What a Pope Sean would say about the Church

It’s hard not to think positively of Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s being mentioned as a contender to succeed Pope Benedict.  Media interest (see Vatican reporter John Allen’s recap in the National Catholic Reporter about how Italian media have fueled the speculation) … Continue reading

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