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January 16, 2004 Archives

Who are these people?

posted by awelborn

So a reader asks: Last night on Coast to Coast with George Noory, who, incidentally, calls himself a Catholic whenever it suits his purpose, but the rest of the time espouses ideas like reincarnation, the guest was Father Andrew C. […]

Life is so complex

posted by awelborn

..when you’re in compliance. Isn’t it? Lexington Diocese reinstates priest Roman Catholic priest who was twice charged with sex-related offenses at Jacobson Park has been reinstated by the Lexington diocese, despite a recent allegation that he sexually abused a boy […]

Did Howard Dean perform abortions?

posted by awelborn

George Neumayr puzzles over this, using this week’s “People” interview as his text, , and, incidentally, I’d like to extend kudos to the People reporter for actually pressing Dean on this point. Here the hypocricy – or something – of […]

Liturgical Language

posted by awelborn

From the Tablet, a look at the English translations of the liturgical texts The first draft translation of ICEL’s new Missal is being sent out to bishops’ conferences this month. From a copy obtained by The Tablet , it is […]

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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 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? 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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