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March 18, 2004 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, […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

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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?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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