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February 23, 2004 Archives

A “eucharistic fast”

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Ratzinger suggests it as a sign of solidarity. Q: Is not the proposal of a Eucharist fast [not to go to Communion], to which you seem to allude, contrary to the exhortations of many Pontiffs, beginning with Pius X? […]

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Did I mention

posted by awelborn

that I hate Science Fair Season? As he often does, Dave Barry speaks for all of us.

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Passion Players

posted by awelborn

Via Sursum Corda, a TNR article on The main players in the world of Passion Punditry

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For All Your Review Needs

posted by awelborn

Just go to Rotten Tomatoes, which posts links to just about all of them. And Rod? Rod? Didn’t you see it today? Hello?

Here you go!

posted by awelborn

It will be available after April 1, but you can pre-order through OSV now. It is not yet available through any online booksellers. I’ll let you know when it is. I don’t know anything about bulk discounts – you’ll have […]

O’Brien Redux

posted by awelborn

Good piece at NRO revisiting the bishop’s hubris.

Jewish debate over Passion stand

posted by awelborn

From the LATimes (LRR) Several Jewish organizations are launching efforts at interfaith outreach as well as to teach Jews about the New Testament. In response to the movie, the University of Judaism in Los Angeles recently held a panel discussion […]

This Week

posted by awelborn

This is a busy week….There’s the release of the film, the release of the abuse report, and… well, that minor moment in time called Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the season of Lent. More on that later. But in […]

Reviews….

posted by awelborn

This space is for you to post links to reviews of the movie, which should start coming today. Ebert and Roeper: Two Thumbs Up “It’s the only religious movie I’ve seen, with the exception of ‘The Gospel According to St. […]

Aramaic 101

posted by awelborn

Gibson film builds interest in the ancient language If and when the Rev. Joseph A. Fitzmyer goes to see Mel Gibson’s controversial film, it won’t be to see how the movie turns out. As a Jesuit, Fitzmyer already knows the […]

Love Your Taxes

posted by awelborn

Catholic Church in England and Wales issues 40-page booklet in defense of taxation The Catholic Church has launched a passionate defence of one of society’s most reviled features — taxes. In a 40-page booklet entitled “Taxation for the Common Good”, […]

HMSU & You & Me!

posted by awelborn

You’re invited to run on over to Heart, Mind and Strength University for Living and check out the workshops, including mine on Parables – one-on-one online interaction, enrichment and education! Registration ends March 1…so hurry!

Albany Meeting

posted by awelborn

Paul Loukidis and Stephen Brady speak in Albany The author of a series of 1991 articles critical of Bishop Howard Hubbard’s leadership of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese identified a priest, who died Feb. 15 under unclear circumstances after being […]

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