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January 25, 2004 Archives

No abortion left behind

posted by awelborn

From the Weekly Standard, on the priorities of international organizations This November, Ellen Sauerbrey, representing the United States on the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, promoted a mild resolution–“very near and dear to us in America,” as she […]

Break Dancing for the Pope

posted by awelborn

Get down. In an unusual spectacle at the Vatican, Pope John Paul II presided over a performance of break dancers, who leapt, flipped and spun their bodies to a dance beat from a tinny boom box. The 83-year-old pontiff seemed […]

It’s that time of year again

posted by awelborn

Gee, time flies. It’s the time of year (February 14 – “V-Day”) during which we get to contemplate how many Catholic colleges are hosting performances of that play. The Cardinal Newman website indicates that last year, 14 colleges cancelled performances. […]

Padre Pio

posted by awelborn

I’d heard about this a few weeks ago, but this is really the first news article I’ve seen on it. Not that it really makes anything clear. Allentown Bishop orders Padre Pio Centre to stop having Mass No publicly stated […]

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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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