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March 2, 2004 Archives

A tale of two bloggers

posted by awelborn

Anyone interested in the “Catholic reaction” to Gibson’s film would do well to take a look at the contrasting views of Peter Nixon and Mark Shea: From Peter at Sursum Corda I was just sickened by the flogging scene. It […]

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What’s Up With the Ugly Baby?

posted by awelborn

CT wants to know But what about the ugly baby? “Again,” said Gibson, “it’s evil distorting what’s good. What is more tender and beautiful than a mother and a child? So the Devil takes that and distorts it just a […]

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Pay for my Pills

posted by awelborn

That California decision A California law that entitles women to birth control coverage in their employee drug plans doesn’t discriminate against church-affiliated agencies like Catholic Charities that object to contraceptives, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. In a 6-1 ruling, […]

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Snark alert

posted by awelborn

I hope that every person who berates others for criticizing TPOTC, for suggesting that it’s a spiritual experience that shouldn’t be seen as an object of criticism never, ever leave a Roman Catholic Mass griping about the music, the homily, […]

I forgot

posted by awelborn

I forgot to mention that theologically, I really appreciated the way that Gibson emphasizes the meaning of the Eucharist in relationship to the Cross, as well as the place of Mary. There is something profound there, and very good. When […]

So, what did I think?

posted by awelborn

I’m trying to decide if my muted reaction to this film is due to all I’d read about it beforehand. I don’t think it was. I’m a big spoiler person – that is, I always read about movies before I […]

Getting Real

posted by awelborn

One point that the conversations about this film has exposed, once again, as if it needed even more exposure, is the brazen hypocrisy of cultural pundits. In short: every artist’s right to produce what he or she wants to produce […]

Discussing TPOTC

posted by awelborn

A reader sends along this link to a discussion board over at Christianity Today

Labash at the Movies

posted by awelborn

Seeing TPOTC We watch “The Passion” together, as Jesus gets slapped and beaten and scourged until his body is transformed from solid to liquid, with loose bunches of skin hanging as if from a reptile trying to molt. We watch […]

Aaargh

posted by awelborn

Hundreds turn out to hear Da Vinci Code stuff On Sunday at the Pope exhibit (more on that later), we were standing in front of a display of Mass accoutrements, which include, on the explanation placard, a reproduction of Leonardo’s […]

In case you didn’t know

posted by awelborn

Mark Shea has blogged at length on TPOTC

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

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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