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April 3, 2004 Archives

Gone but not forgotten

posted by awelborn

I hope. It’s the end of blogging until Sunday night. I’ve got book signings all day today (will I be actually signing books or just sitting there forlornly, like so many of us authors do at these events? I dunno. […]

Word From Rome

posted by awelborn

Been there since yesterday, I forgot Very interesting responses to recent objections to the US Sexual Abuse norms made by canonists, how the Vatican and the US government are trying to make nice, and an interview with a young Catholic […]

Reactions to my news

posted by awelborn

From my various progeny: 21-year old son: (after a pause) So…when he graduates from high school, I’ll be…40? 12-year old daughter (in tears) It might be mentally retarded because you’re so old! 18-year old son: Okay. Cool. almost 3-year old […]

Auctioning History

posted by awelborn

Sad piece about a former estate-turned-home-for-unmarried-mothers run by a religious order, now up on the auction block She chuckled, remembering parties in the ornate, wood-paneled basement bar and billiards room; proudly patted the antique sewing machines where the sisters once […]

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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 Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

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? 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 Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

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 minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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