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January 21, 2004 Archives

Zogby on Catholics

posted by awelborn

What his polling says about us Speaking before 100-plus Catholic University of America students and faculty members Jan. 20, the day after Iowa, Zogby had the data to back up a harsh critique. “The Catholic church in America risks becoming […]

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Heroes and Villains

posted by awelborn

Thoughts for today:

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What happened in Plano?

posted by awelborn

With the orthodox Anglicans? Hard to say. Links here.

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Books for sale

posted by awelborn

Remember our books – on apologetics, saints, the Mass and prayer – are available here.

Thanks for the link!

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Ted Olsen at Christianity Today for his kind link to this weblog

South of the Border

posted by awelborn

Love those Catholic countries

Thank You, Dan Brown

posted by awelborn

This is from Publisher’s Weekly Religion e-letter: SPOTLIGHT ON… Thank You, Dan Brown Gnosticism Fever Moves Backlist to the A List The continuing popularity of Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” and Elaine Pagels’s “Beyond Belief” has prompted an unprecedented […]

State of the Church

posted by awelborn

From Michael Perhaps I wrote about this last year or perhaps I was just thinking about it at five o’clock this morning and it seems like last year, but I couldn’t help but think as I watched the President’s State […]

Orthodox and politics

posted by awelborn

Via Fr. Wilson, a discussion on a blog run by an Orthodox fellow on pro-abortion politicians who are also Orthodox: Here, Here and Here. The previous entry concerned the consistent pro-abortion voting record of the two Orthodox US Senators and […]

Cognitive Dissonance in Pittsburgh

posted by awelborn

Clinic encourages women to post farewell messages to their aborted children These are letters from women who have just had abortions at the Allegheny Reproductive Health Center in East Liberty. They are posted — dozens of them — on the […]

Courage in Fort Wayne

posted by awelborn

A young woman gets pregnant. She and the father of the baby marry. They discover she’s carrying twins. They’re seriously conjoined, in a way that would prohibit separation, ever. They soldier on, she carries the babies to term, and they’re […]

Roe v. Wade

posted by awelborn

From a moral philosophical viewpoint. The reader who sent the link remarks: It does argue that the “natural law” argument against abortion is in fact a religious argument, not a secular argument — a distinction that makes more difficult to […]

So…

posted by awelborn

Did you like what President Bush said about the protection of unborn life in the State of the Union address, given the week of the March for Life? Did you like it? Oh, that’s right. He He didn’t mention it, […]

Lavigne defrocked

posted by awelborn

Albatross in Springfield finally forcibly laicized Lavigne remains a lightning rod in the diocese. The Rev. James J. Scahill, of St. Michael’s Church in East Longmeadow, has been withholding the diocese’s portion of weekly collections since last year in protest […]

80-year old Cardinals

posted by awelborn

…always make a good interview, I suppose. Belgian cardinal makes his case A Belgian cardinal has been quoted as saying only five to 10 percent of lesbians and gays are actually gay and the rest are “sexual perverts”. “I am […]

The Austin Boycott

posted by awelborn

Seems to have hit its limit: Construction has resumed Two months after a contractors’ boycott stopped work on a Planned Parenthood clinic that will offer abortions, construction has resumed at the south Austin site. Project planners hope to meet their […]

Tempting Frank Rich

posted by awelborn

George Neumayr on Rich’s insistent criticism of a movie he hasn’t seen. Rich naturally abstains from all the McCarthyite tactics he deplores. He just doesn’t want the film’s marketing — “a masterpiece of ugliness typical of the cultural moment, when […]

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