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January 1, 1970 Archives

Church Shopping

posted by awelborn

…for real. In a Meridien, CT Catholic bookstore — They’re trying to sell books to save souls at the Maryheart Crusaders Bookstore. But that’s not the only way. Tucked inside the store at 9 Colony St. is a chapel where […]

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Preserving Landmarks

posted by awelborn

In Boston, preservations are concerned Preservation groups, who have had an often unhappy history with Catholic church leaders in Boston, have begun quietly meeting with church officials and with government agencies in an effort to prevent the destruction of church […]

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Witnesses of Abuse

posted by awelborn

Victims and victims’ advocates gather to discuss the Jehovah’s Witness church and abuse Bowen contends that the Witnesses organization is a “pedophile paradise” because of the strong authority exercised by local elders and their overseers and the unusual way in […]

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The DA and the Bishop

posted by awelborn

A profile of the DA who is prosecuting the Dupre case If a grand jury indicts him, Dupre would become the first bishop charged in the sex scandal that engulfed the Roman Catholic Church two years ago. Dupre retired a […]

Bishop Untener

posted by awelborn

Passed away today. From a reader: Bishop Kenneth Untener, aged 66, died today. He was diagnosed with leukemia in January of this year. He had been the bishop of Saginaw, my home diocese, since 1980. While I cannot say that […]

Must-Read

posted by awelborn

Not about religion, but…maybe. In Sunday’s NYTimes Magazine, Michael Lewis pens a marvelous, beautifully written piece about his old high school baseball coach and changing times. The changing times are, of course, parents who want their kids to be stars, […]

Priests endorse Mahony

posted by awelborn

Vote of Confidence Cardinal Roger M. Mahony, recently criticized by a national Catholic panel for his legal tactics in sexual abuse cases, received a vote of confidence this week from the Los Angeles Council of Priests, an elected body representing […]

Aristide’s Real Sin

posted by awelborn

Turning his back on the spirits Voodoo is part of Haitian politics,” said hougan Philippe Castera, who lives in a shack but carries a cellphone. “The National Palace is filled with the spirits of the ancestors, and the president must […]

Play Cancelled

posted by awelborn

Wellesley cancels the production of the Cardinal Law play – they’re looking for another Boston-area venue.

posted by awelborn

Comments open! Be kind.

Sentenced

posted by awelborn

Four years’ probation for O’Brien

Previous Posts

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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