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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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? 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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