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January 1, 1970 Archives

Ave Maria News

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Building plans, including oratory. I don’t like it. The Catholic Crystal Cathedral. Via Dom.

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Burning Churches

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In Kosovo In a meeting with Patriarch Pavle of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Russian Emergencies Minister Sergei Shoigu noted that the world community has largely ignored last week’s violence, which left at least 31 dead and more than 500 wounded. […]

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Daily Lenten Meditations

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Here, at “The Power of the Cross” There are those who would conclude that we live in an age when miracles have ceased, but I know that miracles abound—we just don’t recognize them. Even the world that we view through […]

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From a Reader

posted by awelborn

Really. A reader. Not me. Got it? May marks 25 years as a vagabond Catholic. It’s hard to concoct a list anymore of the dioceses, bishops, archbishops, priests, parishes. They sort of run together after a while. Some very liberal, […]

Christianity Unraveling

posted by awelborn

An article from the Public Interest Since the late nineteenth century and the emergence of the Social Gospel, the typical response of the mainline churches to the challenge of secularism has been to capitulate to it. Every one of these […]

Random Thoughts

posted by awelborn

Very random: 1) On the “have perspective” issue: I do think there is a tendency for all of us, no matter what end we stand on, to make mountains out of molehills. Those of us who have attended Mass regularly […]

Elvish Studied Here

posted by awelborn

An LA Times piece on the Tolkien collection at Marquette (LRR) For here, inside Marquette University, rests the world’s preeminent collection of J.R.R. Tolkien’s best-known literary works. The original text for “The Hobbit,” his first published book, is here. So […]

Religion of Hate

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Friday preaching to the Palestinians It’s worth tuning in from time to time. Non-Arabic speakers can do this thanks to the invaluable Middle East Media Research Institute, which posts its translations of items from the Arabic media on its website. […]

The Passion Priest

posted by awelborn

A Telegraph article on the priest who said Mass on the set of TPOTC Very interesting – the fellow has high family connections among intellectual, aristocratic Old Europe. But it was this passage that I found the most memorable: Speaking […]

Various stories

posted by awelborn

About Bishops’ appointments: From the Texas perspective From the Philadelphia paper And here From Helena

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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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