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January 19, 2004 Archives

Hush now

posted by awelborn

Okay, Ono, we can all hear you. You can stop crowing now! By the way, you didn’t watch the caucuses unless you watched the caucuses – on C-Span – on both, if you have them. They had different feeds on […]

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The Day After

posted by awelborn

So, I’m talking to my oldest son on the telephone: Me: (tentatively) Well….how are you feeling? Him: Okay, I guess. Me: Hmm. Him: This is worse than getting dumped. Me: You feel like you were let down? Him: YES! It’s […]

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Off to Australia

posted by awelborn

…for three months. That’s what the pastor involved in the Rockford Diocese incident I described here is doing Time for a sabbatical The embattled pastor at a suburban Catholic church announced he is taking a three-month sabbatical leave to Australia. […]

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Church Attacks

posted by awelborn

Attacks against churches in Sri Lanka increasing And fromt he same news source: Anglican synod to debate papal primacy next month

Speaking of reality shows

posted by awelborn

(And we are, below), An Arizone Catholic school teacher is in trouble for her role in “My Big Fat Fiancee” on Fox.

More on Charles I

posted by awelborn

This is from a German site . I don’t know its ideological leanings, but it runs an article critiquing the possible beatification of Charles I. Helmut Rumpler, a history professor who heads the Habsburg commission of the Austrian Academy of […]

Glad we’ve got that covered

posted by awelborn

At the Fort Wayne International (yes) Airport today, beheld a bevy of what was either very conservative Mennonites or liberal Amish – there’s a twilight area there in which it can really be hard to tell – going on a […]

This is getting so…old.

posted by awelborn

Dziwisz says he didn’t say it. Pope John Paul II never said “It is as it was” after watching Mel Gibson’s film on the passion of Jesus, said the pope’s longtime personal secretary, Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz. “The Holy Father told […]

On Catholic Exchange

posted by awelborn

Me on the Da Vinci Code. Because, you know, you’ve never read anything from me on this before.

Does Islam need a Pope or a Cromwell?

posted by awelborn

From Tech Central Station Islam needs no Pope. The confusion of political power with divine appointment has sparked terrible policies throughout history. Massacres and murders have too often been perpetrated in the name of all major world religions, when this […]

MLK

posted by awelborn

Michael has reflections, based in part on our visit to Atlanta this past summer and a past visit to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

Whither Windows?

posted by awelborn

Headlines related to this story have been blipping across my news searches for a week now, and I never bothered to click on them until today. It’s actually an interesting story which raises a lot of questions regarding restoration of […]

Aging Sisters

posted by awelborn

A portrait of a convent on Staten Island Arranging care for an older loved one — a parent, grandparent, aunt or uncle — is difficult and complex, at best. Does he or she need skilled nursing home care? Maybe he […]

Our Mayor, the Monk

posted by awelborn

Or, our monk, the mayor: Monk becomes mayor of Florida town From his small-town roots in rural Ohio, the Saint Leo Abbey monk found in St. Leo a town sharing so many similarities to his home, that he embraced it […]

Not Dead Yet

posted by awelborn

Wesley Smith on the role that the disability-rights community has had on assisted-suicide legislation The energetic commitment of the disabled-rights community, more than any other single factor, has thwarted the assisted-suicide movement. Because disability-rights activists are generally politically liberal, distinctly […]

The Seven Theses

posted by awelborn

Bishop Brown of Orange nails statement to door Turning to an ancient method of public notice, Bishop Tod D. Brown on Sunday nailed to the doors of Holy Family Cathedral a document proclaiming a commitment by the Diocese of Orange […]

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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