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March 19, 2004 Archives

60 Years in Georgia

posted by awelborn

This weekend, the Holy Spirit Trappist Monastery in Conyers, Georgia celebrates 60 years Holy Spirit was organized in March 1944 as an offshoot of Gethsemani, another Cistercian monastery in Kentucky. Most of the 20 founding monks had never been in […]

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Mission Impossible

posted by awelborn

An editorial in the SF Examiner wonders why the Bush administration is opposed to 10 million in federal funds going to help prop up and restore California missions The administration is opposed to using federal funds to restore 19 of […]

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Word from Rome

posted by awelborn

New one’s up Caveziel chats with reporters: Caviezel said that he sees Christ’s message as a balance between grace and truth, while in American Catholicism the accent is often on grace alone. “If you have just grace, which we have […]

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Food for Thought

posted by awelborn

From Michael Everything is always a matter of perspective…what does the church exist for? To further agendas or to be the body of Christ on earth? Unfortunately the gate keepers tend to be more concerned with agenda whether liberal or […]

Bad Catholic/Good Catholic

posted by awelborn

A bit of elaboration on my point below, buried deep in the midst of scores of comments… First, let me point out that I was born in 1960, so that means my direct experience of pre-Vatican II Catholicism is…..nil. I […]

Feast of St. Joseph

posted by awelborn

Our Joseph with a sculpted representation of Jesus and St.Joseph at the Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine in Orlando. St. Joseph links here.

Jean Vanier

posted by awelborn

Interviewed in The Tablet He is not among those who, as John Paul II becomes the second-longest reigning Pope in history, is calling on him to retire. “To have someone so vulnerable at the head of the Church – I […]

Varia

posted by awelborn

Booksigning at our Cathedral Bookstore on April 3 from 9:30-11:30 and then from 1-3. Local reporter coming sometime that week to do a feature, so maybe someone will actually show up. A reporter from a CT paper is interviewing me […]

Gillespie V. McAuliffe

posted by awelborn

At Catholic University This being an upstanding religious institution, there were no women in hot pants carrying the round cards. Playing to his audience, and a question about appealing to Catholic voters, Gillespie quickly moved for what McAuliffe called the […]

Neocatechumenal Ways and Means

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, the Pope complimented the work of the Neocatechumenal Way, and someone way down deep in a comment below described this movement as “cultlike.” Tell us more. What is this movement about? Is it really “cultlike?”

Asking Ginsburg to withdraw

posted by awelborn

13 GOP lawmakers ask Justice Ginsburg to look at a conflict of interest. Thirteen Republican members of Congress on Thursday asked Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to withdraw from all future cases having to do with abortion because of […]

Aristide: Failed Liberation Theologian?

posted by awelborn

From Fr. Robert Sirico at Opinion Journal Lacking a coherent view of economics or an understanding of how society functions and develops, Liberation Theology ends up with precisely what it decries most of all: centralized power exercised on behalf of […]

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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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

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