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February 3, 2004 Archives

All Dana Gioia, All the Time

posted by awelborn

In case you don’t know, Dana Gioia is a poet, and head of the National Endowment for the Arts, the government agency in the spotlight this week, not for Mapplethorpes and Sprinkles, but because President Bush has proposed doubling its […]

Weigel in the WaPo

posted by awelborn

Church at the crossroads At least three matters of global consequence are shaping the pre-conclave discussions among key cardinal-electors. Collapsing Catholicism in Europe. Europe is committing demographic suicide, as no Western European state has a replacement level birth rate. At […]

A Tip for Trevor

posted by awelborn

What South African bishops do. Kind of an interesting contrast. South African Catholics were called on to send a “Tip for Trevor”, advising Finance Minister Trevor Manuel to introduce a basic income grant for the poor in his forthcoming Budget. […]

Bad, Bad Ecumenists

posted by awelborn

Traditionalists let loose on Pope Fellay, Lefebvre’s successor, spoke at a news conference at a hotel near the Vatican to present a 50-page traditionalist’s assessment of John Paul’s 25-year papacy. The booklet said ecumenism, as dialogue and cooperation among Christian […]

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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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