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January 1, 1970 Archives

Her Mother’s Glory

posted by awelborn

A superb piece from Touchstone. What a terrible thing she did. For a woman to bear a child when abortion seemed so justified, so necessary, when the pregnancy was the result of rape—well, it was certainly anti-social behavior. She was […]

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This I haven’t followed

posted by awelborn

…closely enough , but this JWR piece gives me an opportune moment to do so: Paul Weyrich. Gary Bauer. Linda Chavez. Bill Donahue. Marc Gellman. Bailey Smith. Five Christians, one Jew. All nationally known. Weyrich is CEO of the Free […]

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Immigration Woes

posted by awelborn

An NCR(egister) look at the problem from the perspective of the Church in Arizona

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A Test Question

posted by awelborn

Agree or Disagree, and explain your answer (in complete sentences, please): President George W. Bush is a political conservative This guy would disagree

The Audit

posted by awelborn

An NCR(eporter) article on the audit There is no intention to give the impression,” Gregory told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer following the report’s release, that the bishops have “solved the problem.” Back in their dioceses, however, that was just the impression […]

Parents Reject Touching

posted by awelborn

Interesting stuff from the Arlington Diocese, where parents made their feelings clear: The Arlington Catholic diocese’s efforts to prevent sexual abuse of children in Catholic schools and religious programs backfired Monday night when angry parents filled a Manassas church to […]

Virginia Priest pleads guilty

posted by awelborn

Had denied any wrongdoing for years, now pleads guilty (which is not – forgive me lawyer readers if I get it wrong – an admission of guilt as we understand it, but an admission that based on the evidence, a […]

Venerable Lady

posted by awelborn

Mother Marianne Cope named “venerable.” Mother Marianne Cope, the Roman Catholic nun who dedicated her life to the banished leprosy patients of Kalaupapa, was named venerable Tuesday, the first of three steps toward sainthood.

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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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