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January 1, 1970 Archives

Made it

posted by awelborn

Made it through Kroger’s without incident. Unless you count seeing one of our local Burmese Buddhist monks, bundled up against the cold, with his orange jacket layered on top of his saffron robes, and a black cap with ear flaps […]

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Word from Rome

posted by awelborn

John Allen on many things, including the Passion, which includes a fascinating little tidbit about one of the assistant directors, and this conclusion about the quote flack: Reporters, myself certainly included, look like naïfs who have been spun every which […]

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From the LATimes

posted by awelborn

Last month, the ailing pontiff was quoted as having said after a private screening of the film that “it is as it was.” Asked Dec. 19 whether the quote was reliable, Vatican press secretary Joaquin Navarro-Valls told The Times, “I […]

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A Uniter, Not a Divider

posted by awelborn

That’s me. Look, I could say a lot about the discussions of this week, but I’ll try to keep it short. I think it’s safe to say that every single person posting comments here is a committed Christian, and the […]

Cleanup in Aisle 7

posted by awelborn

Nothing puts a greater crimp in your carefully-planned day than having a toddler throw up all over himself and a little bit on you right in the middle of Kroger’s. Nothing. And it all liberally coats his jacket, which you […]

Scorn and Bile!

posted by awelborn

My husband likes to laugh at my oft-expressed “hatred” for various people. He says I hate everyone. I don’t. Really. But I do hate most of the people I see on television (okay, you know, not as individuals, because God […]

Another Ohio Priest

posted by awelborn

No, this time Doing Good Stuff As part of his desire to better the neighborhood, Angi became a volunteer probation officer for the Hamilton County courts system. About six people on probation, all of them neighborhood residents, report to him […]

O’Brien Trial

posted by awelborn

An update.

People come from all over the country

posted by awelborn

…to March for Life. Prez is out of town phones it in. Of course, no president, even the “pro-life” ones have ever, ever appeared at a March for Life, right down the street from their house. Bush is no different. […]

Because I’m a loser

posted by awelborn

I didn’t know that frequent poster, musician and Gainesville, Florida resident Mary Jane Ballou has a blog. Go visit! And make sure that when you read comments, you run your cursor over their name – sometimes the link is to […]

Required Reading

posted by awelborn

The blog After Abortion is always quality reading, but especially so today, with a lot of good links to articles published over the past couple days. Go there.

Pro-Life Spots

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Paul for point us to Virtue Media, which produces high-quality pro-life spots. Worth a look!

Gibson at Willow Creek

posted by awelborn

Shows film to almost 5,000

Amo, Amas, Amat!

posted by awelborn

Fascinating article from The Economist about the life of a supposedly dead language today, including the fact that Finland produces a weekly 5-minute newscast in Latin, as well as an account of the Vatican’s 5-man Latin team: The front-man of […]

Get Your Papal Endorsements Here

posted by awelborn

How odd that this relates to both of yesterday’s heated topics at once! Via Franklin Jennings, frequent poster.

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 ...

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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