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January 1, 1970 Archives

Is this his community service?

posted by awelborn

Bishop O’Brien sets up help line — A helpline linking you with retired Catholic Bishop Thomas O’Brien is up and running. The public can call and ask O’Brien to visit someone who is seriously ill or dying. Callers hear a […]

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Not much

posted by awelborn

Not much happening here. I’m working on This Thing I’m working on, and then there’s That Other Thing I’m working on. The first thing I’m well into the groove of, (is that a good phrase? Nah) and my worries of […]

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Equal Time

posted by awelborn

From Nat Hentoff in the Washington Times, Reclaiming Pro-lifers Quiet as it’s kept, the diminishing Democratic majority in Congress for the past quarter of a century equals the rate at which pro-life Democrats have been abandoning the party. This was […]

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Book Stuff

posted by awelborn

Here’s what’s coming up regarding media and me and De-Coding: 1) There will be an article in tomorrow’s Orlando Sentinel about The Da Vinci Code, written by their books editor Nancy Pate, which will include stuff about my book. 2) […]

Dems puzzle over Catholics

posted by awelborn

Reader David points me to Matthew Yglesias’ blog where they’re discussing Catholicism and politics, with references to discussions on a couple of other blogs. Go over and chat about that “increasingly homogeneous” Church of Uganda, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Colombia, […]

Leaving Behind

posted by awelborn

The latest Left Behind book is ready for you to purchase Mr. Fillingane, owner of Lemstone Books in Hattiesburg, Miss., has arranged television, radio and newspaper advertisements and even a marquee over the front of his local mall, and next […]

It’s Not Going Away

posted by awelborn

And further, it’s going to turn out to be an enormouse test of Catholic leadership in the United States. The John Kerry candidacy, of course. Are they up to it? Can they put aside their 501 (c) (3) fears? Why […]

Hubbard Praised, Picketed

posted by awelborn

Receives award. Hubbard, leader of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese, did not acknowledge the more than 100 pickets holding signs that said “Shame” and “Support the Victims” as he walked into the Sunset Banquet House to be honored as “Humanitarian […]

A reader suggests

posted by awelborn

That Dave Armstrong’s piece here might be helpful reading. It gives a sweeping view of the forest for those amongst the trees. Sure, he talks in terms of decades and generations, but the folks who are suffering need some words […]

Prayers

posted by awelborn

…for Stuart Buck, weblogger and ocassional poster here who suffered two strokes over the weekend: Stuart suffered two strokes this weekend. He is able to speak, and in the hospital in Arkansas, but we don’t know anything else yet. Pray […]

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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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