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March 12, 2004 Archives

Pandora’s Box, Opened

posted by awelborn

Woman charged with murder after refusing Caesarean Much good discussion of this over at HMS Blog.

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Over at the Corner

posted by awelborn

They’re talking about what Mel Gibson should do with his profits from the Passion Started by Jonah Goldberg, who gives his last word, after much give-and-take: Again, as I said, I take Gibson at his word that he didn’t go […]

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A million Austins

posted by awelborn

Shawn Macomber on the Austin PP boycott and other signs of the times Eventually concrete supplier Ramon Carrasquillo broke the picket line and poured the foundation this January, mostly because his company, Rainbow Materials, Inc. was drowning under $17 million […]

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Word from Rome

posted by awelborn

First, on Karl Rahner A high-profile March 4-5 international conference at the Lateran University seemed to subtly conclude that Karl Rahner, a German Jesuit who was perhaps the best-known theologian of the 20th century, was an orthodox Catholic. If you […]

Interesting

posted by awelborn

On Tuesday, March 16 at 11:30 a.m. in the Holy See Press Office, there will be a presentation of an international congress on the theme, “Life-sustaining treatments and the vegetative state: Scientific advances and ethical dilemmas,” which will take place […]

Good Reader Suggestion

posted by awelborn

Back before the Passion opened you had a post wondering if parishes were ready for it. I think the gist was something along the lines of “if this really starts people thinking about their faith will our churches be ready”. […]

Miraculous Appearances

posted by awelborn

Well, De-Coding Da Vinci is starting to appear on online booksellers. Here’s where we stand: Barnes and Noble Amazon Now, you know that Amazon has this interesting feature where you can recommend books “instead of” or “in addition” to the […]

The Power of the Cross

posted by awelborn

A reminder: Michael is posting substantive, really thoughtful daily meditations here.

How Cincinnati is doing on Zero Tolerance

posted by awelborn

A little slowly… Among the 14 accused priests is former Wright State University pastoral minister Ellis Harsham, who left active ministry a decade ago amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Archdiocese officials lost track of Harsham and did not realize until […]

Kerry’s Catholicism

posted by awelborn

From Slate: How should he position himself? Will America’s Catholic bishops actually do anything about Kerry’s disregard of key church teachings? At minimum, they’ll complain, as will many conservative Catholic and pro-life groups. One of the biggest guns in their […]

O’Malley says he didn’t know

posted by awelborn

About allegations against Dupre Whether O’Malley knew about Dupre’s alleged misconduct has become an issue because the two launched a campaign against gay marriage after Dupre allegedlly knew he faced abuse allegations, and because O’Malley serves as the regional metropolitan, […]

Crescent and the Cross

posted by awelborn

An interesting article from the Tablet on how Islam might be more mainstreamed in Britain. Written with an eye on the Catholic experience in England, giving credit to government support of religion for the assimiliation – quite a different perspective […]

Good Friday: Opening Day

posted by awelborn

Not the first time this has happened in recent history. It bugs me. But, ah well. Boston Archdiocese won’t drop abstinence rule for Good Friday Sox opener Opening Day ticket holders at Boston’s Fenway Park this year who are Catholic […]

Let God Be True Again

posted by awelborn

We looked at this a few weeks ago, but my son passed it on to me, not knowing I’d already read it. It’s been revised and tightened, and is still worth looking at, for I think the anti-Catholicism in it […]

Still arguing about the Passion

posted by awelborn

Lots of differing views on the Passion at CT’s Film Forum It seems to me that with each passing day, more and more film critics are publishing opinions on the film that will, eventually, show them up as reactionaries when […]

“only a novel”

posted by awelborn

I’m getting some mail in response to yesterday’s Spectator article reminding me that The Da Vinci Code is only a novel, and not to worry. Well, I address that in my book. First, there’s no such thing as “only a […]

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

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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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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