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February 17, 2004 Archives

Hubbard On TV

posted by awelborn

Proclaiming his chastity, as the NYTimes puts it Bishop Hubbard has promised to take a lie detector test. His aides have organized a media blitz, which included inviting five local television stations to hear his story Thursday, and meeting with […]

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Spirit Garage

posted by awelborn

One of the churches profiled in this fascinating NYTimes piece on emergent Christian churches The piece puts the movement in a very interesting context that I’ve not seen before in other articles, but that strikes me as very accurate: a […]

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Pitt and the Passion

posted by awelborn

Here’s a link to a flyer that the Diocese of Pittsburgh has issued in relation to the film Interesting. I think a little more balance of spirituality and theology might possibly have been in order – it’s a little heavy […]

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The Report

posted by awelborn

As I said earlier, I can’t possibly put up a post for every story about every diocesan reaction to the abuse report (which is still more than a week away from formal release.) But if I find some that seem […]

“First American Bishop to be convicted of a felony”

posted by awelborn

Convicted in Phoenix

Albany developments

posted by awelborn

Autopsy reports inconclusive, statements from several who spoke w/Fr. Minkler, including Fr. Joseph Wilson whose statment you may read over at Mark Shea’s blog

More on Passion

posted by awelborn

Lots and lots of links at CT’s Weblog, plus news on the Baptist minister killed in Iraq. The Providence Journal reports that John Kelley, pastor of the “tiny” Curtis Corner Baptist Church in Wakefield, Rhode Island, was killed. Three other […]

The Pope and Capitalism

posted by awelborn

A column on Tech Central Station What are the state’s functions? The reader can easily detect that the pope’s ideas are close to the classical liberal conception of the state. Economic activity could not be effective without institutions. The main […]

Uninviting

posted by awelborn

Kansas City archbishop asks Catholic institutions to not invite abortion-supporting Catholic politicos to speak Archbishop James P. Keleher has asked Catholic institutions under his jurisdiction to stop inviting politicians or others who favor abortion rights to speak or take part […]

Days to Come

posted by awelborn

We are already reading pre-emptive statements by dioceses regarding the report to be released on 2/27. I’m not linking to them all here. To keep up, the best thing is to keep checking Abuse Tracker, now at NCR. Also see […]

Crossan?

posted by awelborn

I guess I missed the part of the Gibson interview with John Dominic Crossan. Could someone please tell me what was said? I expect I’ll find a transcript later today, but it’s not discoverable yet.

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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