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February 1, 2004 Archives

We can hope

posted by awelborn

…that the USCCB plans to do more in the Passion wake than this: The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, which has not commented on the movie, plans to reissue its criteria for dramatizing the crucifixion along with papal and church […]

Lemons/Lemonade, etc.

posted by awelborn

Amazing tale of American ingenuity (I guess) in Iraq Army authorizes creation of “The Exorcist Experience” at location where the pseudo-de Chardin – opening sequences were filmed. Granted $5,000 by the Army’s Commanders Emergency Response Program, the soldiers hired unemployed […]

The Pope on Fertility

posted by awelborn

A Zenit story here. The Holy Father explained this in a message addressed to the participants of an international congress held in Rome on the theme “Natural Regulation of Fertility and the Culture of Life.” The Vatican press office published […]

It’s just terribly sad…

posted by awelborn

When you hear your local weather person predict that in a couple of days, the temp might reach the mid-30’s, and you are elated, thinking, “Ah! It’s going to be warm!”

Previous Posts

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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