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December 2003 Archives

Aaron Neville and St. Jude

posted by awelborn

An interesting article from the NYTimes It’s been a tough year for Catholicism, so Aaron Neville’s active devotion to the church is welcome news. Nuns and priests attend his feel-good concerts, where free rope rosary bracelets are handed out by […]

Still more politics and religion

posted by awelborn

Jim Wallis of Sojourners had a Sunday op-ed in the NYTimes on putting God back into politics God is always personal, but never private. The Democrats are wrong to restrict religion to the private sphere — just as the Republicans […]

Speaking of Americans and religion

posted by awelborn

Here’s some of the great deal of ink spilled or bytes broadcast about Howard Dean’s profession of faith. On the eve of the Christmas holidays, Dean went public with thoughts about God — he believes in Him. While the Lord […]

Kitna Caps

posted by awelborn

A football player’s cap proves a windfall for a Catholic bookstore in Cincinnati The NFL told the Bengals Kitna was in violation of a rule requiring all merchandise worn by players or other team personnel to be approved and licensed […]

Previous Posts

There is nothing I shall want
A couple of weeks ago, a memorial Mass for Michael was held here in Birmingham at the Cathedral. The bishop presided and offered a very nice, even charming homily in which he first focused on the Scripture readings of the day, and then turned to Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
Why am I the only person I know..or even "know" in the Internet sense of "knowing"  - who didn't hate it? I didn't love it, either. There was a lot wrong with it. Weak characterization. Miscasting. Anvil-wielding mentally ill prophets.But here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Books for Lent
No, I'm not going to ask you about your Lenten reading lists...although I might.Not today, though. This post is about giving books to others. For Lent, and a long time after that. You know how it goes during Lent: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
How about....because I'm lame and hate thinking up titles to things? No?Okay...how about...St. Benedict? Yes, yes, I know the association with Anglicanism. That wasn't invovled in my purpose in naming the joint, but if draws some Googling Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Brave Heart?
I don't know about you, but one of effects of childbirth on me was a compulsion to spill the details. All of them.The whole thing was fascinating to me, so of course I assumed everyone else should be fascinated as well in the recounting of every minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


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