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January 1, 1970 Archives

President addresses NCEA

posted by awelborn

Well, not the whole group, which gathers the week after Easter, but about 200 administrators, I believe. Here’s what he had to say.

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Abortion in film

posted by awelborn

At NRO, Thomas Hibbs looks at the approach to abortion in 2 recent films Much is made of fidelity — to God, spouse, and children. In this context, a botched abortion is less an occasion for the promotion of abortion, […]

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Symposium

posted by awelborn

At NCR(egister), evaluating the Iraq war

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M. Scott Peck

posted by awelborn

and his battle with Parkinson’s. An article from a November issue of NCR(eporter) In the two and a half decades since the book’s publication, M. Scott Peck has lived much of his inner life, and a modicum of his personal […]

The Cardinal and the Code

posted by awelborn

Cathleen Falsani chats up Cardinal George on DVC He’s pretty miffed. “Jesus isn’t God but Mary Magdalene is a goddess? I mean, what does that mean? If he’s not God, why is he married to a goddess? That part, it […]

Fr. Greeley

posted by awelborn

…has good things to say about the audit. There doubtless will be mistakes up there on the housetop. New games and new rules are hard to learn. Yet the charter and the audit suggest a major turning point in the […]

Crossing in LaCrosse

posted by awelborn

A story about the soon-to-be Archbishop of St. Louis’ letter on abortion-supporting Catholic politicians Both documents were signed Nov. 23 before Burke’s appointment Dec. 2 as archbishop of St. Louis. Burke is to be installed in St. Louis on Jan. […]

American Jesus

posted by awelborn

Notre Dame’s A. Scott Appleby reviews a new book about the ways American culture has imaged Jesus

Interview with an author

posted by awelborn

Ann Rice, here: Anne Rice, the author who gave new life to the undead, lives in a house full of saints. Her library holds six 15-inch to 2 ½-foot-high statues, including a porcelain Virgin Mary and Child dressed in embroidered […]

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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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