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January 1, 1970 Archives

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posted by awelborn

This was written by Bishop Vasa (Eugene, Oregon) in his “The Heart and Mind of Bishop Vasa” column on March 4, 2004: “As I left Saint Katherine Church in Enterprise the sign on the door caught my eye. It is […]

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De-Coding Da Vinci

posted by awelborn

If you’d like a more detailed look at “De-Coding Da Vinci,” go to here, and you’ll find it.

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Gibson visits nuns

posted by awelborn

In Louisville! In a surprise visit, Mel Gibson ate chicken and rice, signed autographs and posed for pictures with residents and staff at the St. Joseph’s Home on Poplar Level Road Wednesday. It was all a big surprise for the […]

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Peoria Madness

posted by awelborn

There’s a big stew going on in the Diocese of Peoria about the dismissal of a long-time Catholic school teacher and coach. The diocese has been not terrifically specific in its public statements about the reasons, citing things like inadequate […]

The Agony of Pristina

posted by awelborn

From the Tablet, the Orthodox Church fighting for its life in Kosovo The mysterious groups of arsonists who targeted almost every remaining Serbian enclave in Kosovo on 17-18 March seemed almost more determined to attack churches than houses. About 3,000 […]

Catholicism in Brazil

posted by awelborn

A Nod and a Shrug ”Something happened over the past decade and, yes, it worries us,” says Bishop Odilo Scherer, secretary general of Brazil’s Catholic Bishops Conference. What happened, according to the Brazilian Census Bureau, was a major decline in […]

Maybe not such a good idea

posted by awelborn

Lots of abusive, prank messages left on O’Brien’s hotline Among the voice mails was a vulgarity-laced threat to punch the former leader of the Phoenix Diocese. Another suggested that the best community service O’Brien could perform would be to commit […]

Neumayr on Kerry

posted by awelborn

…and the issue where you won’t find any flip-flopping Like Bill Clinton, the womanizer who would waffle on everything except “women’s issues,” Kerry is a reliable vote for NARAL. He marched with militant feminists on the streets of New York […]

Pope stuns caregivers

posted by awelborn

According to the Sun-Times The new stance shuts off centuries of theological debate in the church and will require revision in directives on end-of-life care at more than 565 hospitals in the Catholic Health Association. It could lead to conflict […]

Peter Jennings gets it right?

posted by awelborn

Robert Louis Wilken says he does There are a few historical blunders, the most egregious being the pronouncement of one “expert” that Jesus was “illiterate.” There is also some silliness–Mr. Jennings sticking a microphone in the face of tourists in […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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
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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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