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January 28, 2004 Archives

The best offense is…

posted by awelborn

..or however that goes. What with two sons in college, twenty-plus years after I was there, in the days before the internet, one of the things I’m always interested in is how professors are dealing with the threat and fact […]

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Blogs and Things

posted by awelborn

I’m going to tell you that I’m going to shift the direction of this blog, just slightly. The thing is that I have a lot of work to do in the next five months, work that just got some more […]

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OT Weirdness

posted by awelborn

(OT meaning “off-topic”, rather than “Old Testament,” btw) Here’s the thing. A couple of weeks ago, I had a headache when I was trying to go to sleep. It wasn’t a terrible headache – I’m not susceptible to migraines or […]

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Priests on Loan

posted by awelborn

From the Washington Times, an article about priests from other countries filling the gaps But church officials say they do not actively recruit priests from other countries. “They are looking to come here,” said Anne Edwards, spokeswoman for the Diocese […]

the Un-Churched

posted by awelborn

From Carl Olson, written for a Protestant website, because, you know, he’s one of those unecumenical New Apologists. When my final Protestant pastor (a good man and dear friend) saw that I was becoming deadly serious about entering the Roman […]

Kicking Commentors Up

posted by awelborn

From Conor, and worth discussing: (BTW Here’s an update on the situation he’s discussing.) At the risk of being attacked, can I ask why this guy should be kicked out of the priesthood, bounced, or banned from public ministry? Certainly, […]

Rochester priests protest

posted by awelborn

Follow the lead of that Chicago group Thirty local priests have signed a strongly worded letter protesting what they call violent language toward homosexuals in a Vatican document. The 12-page Vatican document discourages same-sex marriage and instructs Catholic lawmakers to […]

More Witnesses to Life

posted by awelborn

In Colorado, a family says good-bye to a son for whom they cared for decades The Eloes, devout members of the Catholic Church who always brought Thomas to services, wouldn’t change anything about their son’s life. Marilyn was firm that […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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