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January 1, 1970 Archives

Bleg

posted by awelborn

If anyone has a library account at the Cuyahoga County Library System, take a minute if you don’t mind and go to their suggestions for acquisitions page and recommend De-Coding Da Vinci. (publisher: Our Sunday Visitor, Huntington, IN, April 1, […]

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An idle question

posted by awelborn

Does anyone else think that the Ascension Press e-list has been afflicted with some sort of persistent nasty virus? I’m getting tons of meaningless email from them.

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The endless conversation

posted by awelborn

The Revealer wonders about something that pops up regularly around here: Better questions for religion writers are: Does the mostly conservative St. Blog’s Parish present a bigger challenge to Church hierarchy than lay people’s democracy movement? How come progressive Catholics […]

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The Next Great Awakening?

posted by awelborn

From Cathleen Falsani at the Sun-Times In the 1960s, scholars argued that religion was growing increasingly irrelevant and that sooner rather than later the United States would become a completely secular nation. What has happened in the intervening years has […]

Not what you would expect

posted by awelborn

…to find at Annie Dillard’s official website. The photos, I mean. My role model!

A reminder

posted by awelborn

Michael is posting great daily meditations here He’s also got capsule descriptions of the many very good books he edited for OSV’s spring line.

You’ve heard about the mayors

posted by awelborn

…and the ministers performing same-sex marriages. Here’s a profile of the prosecutors But since Mr. Williams, the district attorney of Ulster County, began prosecuting officiators of same-sex marriages in the village of New Paltz, letters have poured in. And hate […]

Controversial Removal

posted by awelborn

This is only an editorial in the Pasadena paper, and I can find nothing else on the story, but there’s controversy in Pasadena over the tranfer of a priest Still, it is answers, that’s what the public is looking for […]

Moving Day

posted by awelborn

Mark Windsor has moved his blog!

Revisiting the Word from Rome

posted by awelborn

A reader points me to Something John Allen pointed to last week that I missed, a report from the Council on Culture on the status of belief and unbelief in the world. Here are the key findings from that survey, […]

Leo and John Paul II

posted by awelborn

In Canada’s National Post, Fr. Raymond de Souza compares them Earlier this week Pope John Paul II passed Pope Leo XIII on the papal longevity list, vaulting into third place in history, behind St. Peter himself and Blessed Pius IX […]

Dress-up Jesus

posted by awelborn

Perhaps this has entered your radar before this moment, but I present it here in case it hasn’t. The chain Urban Outfitters is selling a refrigerator magnet that is a the figure of a crucified Jesus, complete with different outfits […]

Caviezel on the Pope

posted by awelborn

Tells Peggy Noonan what happened “I walked in and he just waved to me. It was in the Vatican, in a big room; I think it was the library. There were a lot of chambers that went in different places–a […]

Dumber and Dumberer

posted by awelborn

In the NYObserver, Terry Golway looks at his child’s history textbook Imagine, for example, explaining the Berlin Wall to a bunch of 10-year-olds without mentioning the Soviet Union, the United States or the word “oppression.” Well, the non-judgmental authors of […]

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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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