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February 24, 2004 Archives

The Power of the Cross

posted by awelborn

Michael is doing daily meditations for Lent here

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Great minds

posted by awelborn

Me and Kenneth Woodward. But you probably already knew that. Were we a nation of Bible readers, not just Bible owners, I don’t think a film like Mr. Gibson’s would cause much fuss. While I do not think that “The […]

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Reactions

posted by awelborn

Various, at The Corner (scroll down and around Get Religion looks at Jewish responses and announces its quest for the best and worst reactions. Religious leaders in Chicago, via the NYTimes The Very Rev. Demetri C. Kantzavelos, chancellor of the […]

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Never Fear

posted by awelborn

John Carroll University is here to get the good word out! Exactly what that word might be, we’re not sure, though.

Listening Skills

posted by awelborn

I probably won’t be seeing The Passion of the Christ until Thursday, if then. Maybe not until next week. Michael is going to try to see it tomorrow, so he’ll have thoughts before I do. That doesn’t stop me from […]

Lent Ahead

posted by awelborn

Here’s a good resource for Lenten traditions and practices.

Read the comments..

posted by awelborn

…to the various Passion posts. Tucked in there you will find several reviews/impressions of the film.

Fr. Rob on The Passion…

posted by awelborn

…at his blog And it is Faithful to the most profound mysteries of our Faith. I was struck by how Eucharistic the movie is. Not just in the flashback scenes of the Last Supper, but as a whole. I don’t […]

CT on TPOTC

posted by awelborn

Here’s their special section, updated daily with new articles.

Hello Again

posted by awelborn

Typepad did a Blogger this morning, apparently. I got to expect it with Blogger because you get what you pay for, and Blogger was free, but Typepad….isn’t. I guess we’re back on track now. Comment away! By the way, I […]

A dissenting view

posted by awelborn

…on the film found here, from a groups that says it’s We are a congregation of baptized saints of Jesus Christ assembling in Greenville, South Carolina, USA. We have been assembling in this city for 21 years. Graven images, Gibson […]

Terry Teachout on The Passion

posted by awelborn

…and just as interesting as his brief thoughts on the film are his observations of the audience Screening rooms are dismal little affairs, comfortable enough but far from atmospheric, and in no way suited to anything remotely approaching religious contemplation. […]

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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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