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January 1, 1970 Archives

Rest In Peace

posted by awelborn

Let’s see where we stand on the past week’s referenda on 60’s religious-tinged culture: Brother Sun, Sister Moon: Guilty pleasure. Illustrations in the Good News Bible I never said, but yes, I liked them. The Lord of the Dance With […]

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Weirdest Passion Article

posted by awelborn

From the New Statesman, the leftist British publication The violence is not only heavy-handed, it is unrealistic. I know this because I have been crucified myself. An enactment ritual has existed in the Philippines since 1961, and in August 2000 […]

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The Revealer

posted by awelborn

Lists some Catholic blogs it likes. Thanks!

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When Churches Disappear

posted by awelborn

An analysis from a political scientist in the Globe The virtues of such hierarchy and authority were never clearer than in the last decades of the 20th century. As white Catholics began leaving the city in increasing numbers, many urban […]

A typical phone call

posted by awelborn

..at my house. Phone rings. It’s my oldest son, down in Tennessee. Him: Mom, wasn’t there an emu farm across from Katie’s old school? Me:: (taken aback) Uh- what? Him: (patiently) Wasn’t there an emu farm across from Katie’s old […]

A look inside the board

posted by awelborn

Jason Berry writes on the work of the Bishops’ review board, through the eyes of one member in particular Three days before the National Review Board released its report, attorney Pamela D. Hayes left her Fifth Avenue law office in […]

Missed this one…

posted by awelborn

From last Sunday’s WaPo: Clerical Sexual Abuse and the Courts Until now, prosecutors have been loath to find mens rea, or criminal intent, in any bishop or church leader for aiding and abetting. No matter how serious their malfeasance, surely […]

The congregation and the offender

posted by awelborn

A thought-provoking story about a church and a criminal The prosecution of an ex-policeman convicted of coercing sex from women has brought attention to an unlikely place: a large, liberal and feminist church congregation that offered to oversee his punishment […]

Instead of…

posted by awelborn

….spending a lot of time and energy arguing about the role of secular Jews in communism, why don’t we worry about the role of American Catholics in supporting legal abortion and other fruits of contemporary civilization? I mean, really.

What Cleveland Catholics Want

posted by awelborn

A three-year long study draws to a close Diocesan churches serving more than 800,000 Catholics engaged in a lengthy period of self-study and reflection and came up with goals they shared with other churches in their regions. The last of […]

It is as it was

posted by awelborn

Pope meets Caviezel Caviezel, who plays Jesus in the film, had a brief conversation with the pontiff, who then blessed the devoutly Roman Catholic actor, Vatican spokesman the Rev. Ciro Benedettini said. He had no further information on their discussion. […]

Mormons and the DVC

posted by awelborn

Their perspective is slightly different Brown’s book has found an especially enthusiastic audience in Utah, where some members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have long believed that Jesus had a wife. Others even think that some […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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