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February 25, 2004 Archives

Off-the-Wall Thought of the Day

posted by awelborn

No, I didn’t see it yet. Looks like next week will be it for me – the news said that tomorrow’s shows are sold out, too here in the Fort. But Michael saw it yesterday, and as we were talking […]

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Tell us what you really think..

posted by awelborn

James Bowman of the American Spectator and numerous other places, reviews the film. Starts it off, on his main page: Mel, we may love you for the enemies you’ve made, but your movie is still a mess And then: I […]

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From Canterbury to Rome

posted by awelborn

via John Derbyshire at The Corner A well-known (I guess) Anglican intellectual will leap the Tiber, but not before some parting shots “My new book is not actually a criticism of the Church of England,” says Canon Edward Norman, chancellor […]

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Mere Comments

posted by awelborn

Leon Podles comments on the Passion The negative reviewers don’t to seem to realize that they are in the film too: the shadowy figure that tempts Christ, saying that no human being can bear all the sins of the world, […]

HMSU

posted by awelborn

Catholic Exchange has a piece on the HMSUniversity, the first offerings of which include a workshop on parables led by me

Official Review

posted by awelborn

From the USCCB film office, via CNS. Fair and balanced, I thought. Like other films on Christ’s life, “The Passion” does not simply translate a single Gospel narrative onto the screen. Rather it is a composite of the Passion narratives […]

Open Thread

posted by awelborn

This thread is for those who have seen The Passion of the Christ to post their reviews/reactions.

Hibbs on the Passion

posted by awelborn

at NRO But The Passion does not wallow in violence. Instead, it hearkens back to another tradition of engaging the Gospels, one that attempts to provide a sense of what it was like to be with Christ on the way […]

Dreher on the Passion

posted by awelborn

From the Dallas Morning News I don’t know how non-Christians will see this film. As nothing more, perhaps, than the tale of a deluded sap who got caught up in ecclesial and colonial politics. But for those of us who […]

posted by awelborn

Welcome deare feast of Lent: who loves not thee, He loves not Temperance, or Authoritie, But is compos’d of passion. The Scriptures bid us fast; the Church sayes, now: Give to thy Mother, what thou wouldst allow To ev’ry Corporation. […]

Fasting via the Pope

posted by awelborn

Thoughts from 1996 One of the meanings of penitential fasting is to help us recover an interior life. The effort of moderation in food also extends to other things that are not necessary, and this is a great help to […]

Previous Posts

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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