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January 1, 1970 Archives

A clarification

posted by awelborn

I didn’t shut down comments out of orneriness. I just didn’t like the tone that has been building over the past few days – on one level, I understand, but it also strikes me as not the tone I want […]

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Happy Annunciation!

posted by awelborn

In honor of the Feast of the Annunciation, John Kerry voted against the Unborn Victims of Violence Act The Senate cleared the way for passage with a 50-49 vote to defeat an amendment, backed by opponents of the bill, that […]

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Comments Closed

posted by awelborn

Closed until Saturday morning, I think. We’ll abstain from comments on Friday. So DON’T write to me asking why you’ve been banned. There’s a trick where I can ban everyone. Which is the only way to close all comments easily. […]

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Why smart bishops fail

posted by awelborn

From a new blog Business schools are dedicated to teaching executives how to improve personal and organizational performance. For example,Sidney Finkelstein, at Dartmouth, has conducted extensive case studies of how successful exucutives ignored reality until they failed. Hard working and […]

The other side of the ambo

posted by awelborn

From Mark Windsor I pray my way through breakfast and recite the reading on the drive to church. I try to get there early and have some quiet time to focus myself on my task. If there’s time I say […]

Lord’s Gym

posted by awelborn

Here’s a FoxNews article Hey! This gym is in Clermont, Florida! Last I heard John Dominic Crossan lives in Clermont! Talk about spiritual synergy!

New JP Book

posted by awelborn

Coming in May Italian publishing giant Mondadori announced Wednesday it is negotiating worldwide rights for Pope John Paul II’s new book, a recollection of his years as bishop in Poland. The book will come out in Italy on his 84th […]

Priest fights

posted by awelborn

From jail From his jail cell in Clayton, a Catholic priest serving three years for sex abuse is waging a canon law war to remain a cleric – and is pulling his accuser into the fray. The Rev. Bryan Kuchar […]

What’s the alternative?

posted by awelborn

I suppose that is what I don’t understand in these liturgy discussions. You’re faced with an imperfect celebration of liturgy. What’s the proper spiritual response, while you’re sitting there? Get ticked off? Nurture your sense of pride? Thank God that […]

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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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