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January 1, 1970 Archives

RCIA Blogs

posted by awelborn

Last year, I believe, there were a number of bloggers who were in the process of becoming Catholic at Easter. This year, there may be some, but I’ve not searched them out – and if you’re out there – God […]

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Confiteor

posted by awelborn

A round-up of Passion-related confessions

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The Bully Pulpit

posted by awelborn

Eileen McNamara says revoke the Church’s tax-exempt status. No one disputes the right of the Catholic Church, or any other religious institution, to be heard on the contentious issues of the day, but the bishops of Massachusetts want to rewrite […]

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To me, at least…

posted by awelborn

…the core of the problem with Roman Catholic spiritual life as it has evolved in the US is encapsulated in one phrase, read in your church bulletin or advertised in the diocesan paper or even blasted on a sign hanging […]

New Richmond Bishop

posted by awelborn

To be announced today by Cardinal Keeler If anyone hears before I do, post it in the comments! Oh, and in other Richmond news, Fr. John Leonard gets probation.

French Bishops Blast Passion

posted by awelborn

They didn’t like it “(The film’s) violence, which overwhelms the spectator, ends up blotting out the meaning of the Passion and the essence of Christ’s person and message — love carried to its perfection by the voluntary giving of one’s […]

Will the Bishops Confront Kerry?

posted by awelborn

Who knows. How does Kerry square his voting record with the moral teachings of his church? He told the Post-Dispatch that “it’s not appropriate in the United States for a legislator to legislate your personal religious belief for the rest […]

God and Howard Stern

posted by awelborn

Let them both be, says an op-ed in the WSJ So, where’s the middle ground? Where do we go and how to we get there? We can’t take the decisions from the people and leave it in the hands of […]

Books R Us

posted by awelborn

Just sent off two packs of signed, personalized books to very nice religious ed teachers giving Prove Its as end-o-the-year gifts. Warms my heart! If you think that’s a good idea and want to share the love, email me and […]

Can I hate John Kerry?

posted by awelborn

Probably not. But it’s hard not to, if this is true: The Kerry campaign was said to be surprised at the coverage their candidate received for attending Mass while on vacation in Idaho. “You saw conservatives all up in arms […]

What’s in it for me?

posted by awelborn

Long piece on the impact of motherhood on women from a physical and mental health aspect I don’t react reflexively against pieces like this, because what I do react reflexively against are mythical concepts of motherhood that romanticize it and […]

Terri Schiavo

posted by awelborn

From Fr. Rob, but the news isn’t good. Please go read.

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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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