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March 12, 2004 Archives

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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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? 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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