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February 21, 2004 Archives

On the Gospels and History

posted by awelborn

I want to expand a little bit on Bishop McGrath’s statement, blogged below. On the level of the down n’ dirty, bare-bones of Scriptural study, he’s right. The Gospels are not straight history, as we understand history in the 21st […]

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Talking Points

posted by awelborn

I’ll pull an O’Reilly here and start off this post with talking points re/That Movie. 1. On this blog at least, loving this film is not required. It’s a movie, it’s not the Gospel. There are thousands of pictorial depictions […]

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A Tale of Two Bishops

posted by awelborn

…and The Passion of the Christ First, Bishop McGrath of San Jose While the primary source material of the film is attributed to the four gospels, these sacred books are not historical accounts of the historical events that they narrate. […]

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Anglican Prayer Beads

posted by awelborn

Growing in Popularity The design of the rosary brims with symbolism. It’s a combination of Catholic rosaries and the Orthodox Jesus rope, according to Web sites. There are 33 beads, made of anything from wood to precious stones, plus a […]

The Da Vinci Con

posted by awelborn

In the NYTimes Book Review, Laura Miller debunks the “fact” of the Priory of Sion The ever-rising tide of sales of ”The Da Vinci Code” has lifted some pretty odd boats, and none odder than the dodgy yet magisterial ”Holy […]

Casual Bleg

posted by awelborn

This week, I have been working on an article on the whole “safe environment” aspect of the USCCB’s charter: dioceses must ensure safe environments for children and youth, and provide training for adults who work with children and youth, as […]

Bishops Brace Themselves

posted by awelborn

For the Report. Silly me. Of course they’re not interested in this supremely teachable moment, what with a hugely anticipated film about the Passion hitting screens on Ash Wednesday. They’ve got other things on their minds. And that just about […]

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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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