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February 15, 2004 Archives

Passion MegaMix

posted by awelborn

From today’s SF Chronicle, hat tip to Jimmy Mac: The Most Contentious Story Ever Told 100 Years of Fury over Jesus Films Art Scandals as Old as Religion Jesus’ Life in Music

Gibson Interview

posted by awelborn

One of several we’ll see over the next few days, this one with the LATimes Given that early audience tracking forecasts suggest that “The Passion of the Christ,” — even with its protracted torture sequences, R-rating and dialogue in Aramaic […]

Out-Spoken

posted by awelborn

A fascinating story about a Boston Catholic parish torn up by anti-gay-marriage fliers in their midst. Since the Supreme Judicial Court ruled to legalize gay marriage in November, Archbishop Sean P. O’Malley has been speaking out against same-sex marriage, and […]

Passion Matters

posted by awelborn

Some Catholics, finally, quoted in regard to the movie. From the Rev. Jordi Rivero, director of Respect Life ministry of the Catholic Archdiocese of Miami: “The Passion movie portrays most faithfully and impressively the Passion of Our Lord. It is […]

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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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