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January 1, 1970 Archives

I confess

posted by awelborn

…that in my ignorance about the protocol, criterea and standards on such matters, I am deeply puzzled by the news that now that Pete Rose has admitted that he has been lying for fifteen years, he is now suitable material […]

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Building a church no one wants

posted by awelborn

A story of eccentricity in Spain Justo Gallego has spent 40 years single-handedly building a cathedral, only to discover that his quixotic passion for the offbeat building was not widely shared. After four decades of toil the 78-year-old former Cistercian […]

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Book Blogs

posted by awelborn

My favorite literary blog, Moby Lives, seems to have gone on hiatus. Well, I guess I’ll have to depend on the Bookslut Blog from now on. Any other ideas?

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Radio Days

posted by awelborn

I’ll be starting my regular, weekly gig on Heart, Mind and Strength radio, replacing the irreplacable Matt Pinto for the time being. My spot’s at 2:50 eastern.

As the New Year Begins…

posted by awelborn

I thought I would clarify what this blog is about, for newcomers, or for people that are just wondering. This blog is basically about whatever I want it to be about and whatever interests me. And what is that? Catholic […]

Dallas Coverage

posted by awelborn

Here’s a link to the Dallas Morning News’ coverage of the Blessed Sacrament situation, which includes a link to video. (Requires registration)

The Week that Will Be

posted by awelborn

On Tuesday, the Bishops’ review board will release their audit of dioceses’ compliance with the policy on abuse adopted two years ago. This will be the easy one. The hard one to spin will be the report, scheduled to be […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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