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January 29, 2004 Archives

NRO on Burke

posted by awelborn

In my new internet-ascetic mode (and hey, be quiet. I wrote 2000 words today. It’s nighttime. I’m allowed), I missed this piece from NRO on Archbishop Burke earlier. Scandal occurs in religious communities in the same way, and has the […]

In the Lab

posted by awelborn

Georgetown researchers to continue using cell lines derived from aborted human beings The letter last fall from an antiabortion group posed an unexpected quandary for Georgetown University Medical Center. A Florida-based group wrote to Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick of Washington […]

No way

posted by awelborn

I like issues as much as the next person, but honestly, all I could watch tonight during the debate was John Kerry’s forehead. And…no way he didn’t do some Botox. No stinkin’ way. It was just too freakishly smooth…. (or […]

Catholic Hospitals cut charity

posted by awelborn

from the Chicago Tribune (Link requires registration) (According to a report released by a union attempting to organize the system) Chicago’s largest Catholic hospital system acknowledged Wednesday that it has cut charity care for the poor by at least one-third […]

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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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