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March 17, 2004 Archives

“Catholic” Hospitals

posted by awelborn

At HMS Blog(in several posts), disturbing notes on “selective reduction” in Catholic hospitals, expanding on a piece that appeared originally in OSV. Isada also co-authored a paper on selective abortions in multiple pregnancies. Additionally, he was party to a lawsuit […]

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Amish Spring Break

posted by awelborn

I’d read an article about this before, but here’s a new one, especially for those under the impression that the Amish don’t travel unless by horse and buggy: (It’s a really nice article – well worth your time) A Piece […]

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The Cardinal’s Stone Wall

posted by awelborn

An editorial from the LATimes, which has not distinguished itself by aggresive reporting in this area When it comes to investigating priests accused of molesting children, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger M. Mahony is more aggressive than any other bishop in […]

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On St. Patrick’s Breastplate

posted by awelborn

An excerpt from my forthcoming book, The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers (Fall 2004 from Loyola Press) (Excerpt from manuscript submitted to publisher, which is currently being eviscerated and probably vastly improved by editors. I […]

St. Patrick

posted by awelborn

Basic information and links about St. Patrick here. Here’s a link to the Confession of St. Patrick And here’s a link to a version of St. Patrick’s Breastplate, or the Lorica I bind myself to-day The strong Name of the […]

St. Patrick’s Day

posted by awelborn

First I’ll get my negativity out of the way. Then I’ll sing the praises of St. Patrick himself. My negativity is rooted in my adolescence, a time during which I was (surprise) particularly full of myself and determined to be […]

From 2,000,000th to 3,000th in 12 hours

posted by awelborn

Thanks to K-Lo at the Corner, that’s what’s happened to my Amazon ranking! Much appreciated. For those of you who would like to read more on what I’ve written on DVC, here are four pieces: My first, extremely snide review, […]

St. Pat’s

posted by awelborn

What happened with the self-identified gay groups and St. Patrick’s Day parades? Does anyone fight about that anymore?

Me and the Monks

posted by awelborn

I always enjoy seeing our local Buddhist monks around town, here in Fort Wayne, Indiana. There are a few living in a wat about a mile away, somewhere between K-Mart and Scott’s grocery store. They are Burmese, I think. Bald, […]

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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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