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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

Our Ladies of the Rockies

posted by awelborn

From the Salt Lake Tribune: In the face of the negative news, locals in 1979 proposed to build the white statue on a ledge blasted out of the Continental Divide, 8,510 feet above sea level. The statue, with upturned hands, […]

Note to Self

posted by awelborn

Do not, ever again, go around privately congratulating yourself on your good health and fine immune system especially a mere 48-hours after The Kroger Incident. You’ll pay. Well, my theory is that he did it on purpose – got everyone […]

Mark is right

posted by awelborn

By the time 2/25 rolls around, he and I are truly going to be the only people left in American who haven’t seen That Movie yet. An interesting take by a seminarian I wonder if, by re-enacting that which even […]

Granholm Pleases No One

posted by awelborn

Says she might support partial-birth abortion ban, with a life exception. Legislation she vetoed last year — that could be revived in a petition drive now under way — “unfortunately did not contain an exception for the life of the […]

Doula to the Dying

posted by awelborn

In case you don’t know, a “doula” is a person who assists a woman in childbirth. (Not a midwife, but more of a companion and support.) A woman in NYC got the idea to train and place doulas with the […]

Gone to God

posted by awelborn

Rebecca and Stephanie, those conjoined twins born last week, died on Saturday evening Although the twins made small improvements after their birth, their circulatory system and other shared organs made long-term survival impossible, Jansen said. The Rev. John Boyanowski, the […]

Dishonoring the Honor Roll

posted by awelborn

They want to stop posting honor rolls Because it makes some kids feel bad. (And there are privacy issues, apparently) But I don’t suppose we’re going to stop celebrating athletic achievement, are we? Grrrrr. At the Florida Catholic school Katie […]

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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 ...

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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