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February 11, 2004 Archives

Bookishly, she said

posted by awelborn

I’ve been meaning to post some recent reads for a while. As you can see from the right rail, I’ve started N.T. Wright’s The Resurrection of the Son of God, widely hailed as one of the religion books of the […]

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Coming up for air

posted by awelborn

Soon, soon, soon. Almost done. With the hard part. My head is so full o’ stuff for this project and its promotion, I can’t sleep. And then I’m really tired, but then even if I go to bed early, I […]

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Grand Rapids Smackdown

posted by awelborn

150 SSPX folks disrupt Buddhist monks’ performance at St. Adalbert’s Basilica. It’s a television news website, so of course, the story makes barely any sense. Maybe by morning there will be a newspaper article. I just have to wonder – […]

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Abuse Coordinator Resigns

posted by awelborn

You all have probably read about this already, but here are two links recounting the resignation of the Arlington diocesan victim assistance coordinator and director of child protection and safety: From the Washington Times From NCR(eporter)

Abortion Criminalization

posted by awelborn

In South Dakota, via After Abortion Democrats and Republicans joined together and passed [this] bill…The preamble to HB1191 says that based on the best scientific and medical evidence, life begins at fertilization and that South Dakota’s Bill of Rights applies […]

If you’re bored here…

posted by awelborn

Which is perfectly understandable, please go to Get Religion, which has, in a matter of days, become my new favorite religion blog.

Pro-Life Pharmacists

posted by awelborn

Rod Dreher tells their story

Bishop Resigns

posted by awelborn

Dupre of Springfield The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope John Paul II had accepted Dupre’s resignation, but didn’t release other details. In a brief statement, the diocese said Dupre left his post Tuesday “for a medical facility where he will […]

The Real Passion

posted by awelborn

James Carroll in the Boston Globe But an afternoon’s meditation at the place where Christians have remembered the death of Jesus for 1,600 years raises the question of whether we have more broadly misused that memory. This shrine memorializing Golgotha […]

The plot thickens

posted by awelborn

In an unsurprising way. Marijuana priest under investigation for something else now Assistant Summit County Prosecutor Mary Ann Kovach said Tuesday that she plans to meet with police to determine if sex charges should be brought against Rev. Richard Arko, […]

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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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