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January 26, 2004 Archives

From Commonweal

posted by awelborn

Excellent profile of Cardinal George Criticism generates little public response from the cardinal. In the age of Oprah, when public personalities are expected to offer up their anguish and struggles for public scrutiny, George remains largely reticent. He has, for […]

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Mrs. Bowdler

posted by awelborn

As I told you a while back, Katie and I are reading Oliver Twist aloud. Still. Yeah, it’s been a little slow. I think we’re finally about on page 80. I have been taken aback, I must admit, by Dickens’ […]

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Greene to the Screen?

posted by awelborn

Barbara Nicolosi reports that Martin Scorcese is apparently preparing to film The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene.

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More Le Guin

posted by awelborn

Emily has more over at After Abortion

Penance or PR?

posted by awelborn

A tough article from Orange County Bishop of Orange Tod Brown is spending $90,000 over four months in diocese funds to hire a PR agency to advise the diocese on how to handle an ongoing sexual abuse crisis that is […]

Radio Daze

posted by awelborn

I’m going to be on Jeff Cavins’ Morning Air program on Tuesday morning sometime after 9am ET, talking about (what else) The Da Vinci Code

Oh, and you thought you knew politics?

posted by awelborn

Fun from Bill Dodds (see the “gaption”)

Adios, Librarians

posted by awelborn

Castro incarcerates librarians. American Library Association fails to care. At the ALA’s annual midwinter meeting this month in San Diego, Karen Schneider, a member of the ALA’s governing council, wanted to amend a final report on the meeting to call […]

Arko Out

posted by awelborn

Won’t be returning to parish, no matter what A Roman Catholic priest accused of growing marijuana in his church living quarters won’t be allowed to return to his duties in the parish after the case is resolved, church officials said. […]

Bishops Present and Past

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Burke to be installed today, which happens to be the the memorial of Sts. Timothy and Titus

Ursula Le Guin on motherhood

posted by awelborn

She spoke, along with the wife of the governor of Oregon Le Guin, best-selling author of “The Left Hand of Darkness” and many other novels, said she had an abortion as a young woman, and has been a strong supporter […]

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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?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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