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January 1, 1970 Archives

Fighting over Kerry in Dallas

posted by awelborn

On the DMN Blog. Rod gets called Torquemada. He can add that to the list. His primary debate opponent on the blog says: Inquisitors separate the good enough Catholics from the not-so-good enough Catholics. I think that’s what you did […]

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Arko Fesses Up

posted by awelborn

Father Arko pleads guilty, gets his suspended sentence An unrepentant Rev. Richard Arko pleaded guilty Tuesday to growing marijuana in a closet in his rectory, saying he hoped that someday it would not be a crime. “I strongly believe in […]

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Radio Daze

posted by awelborn

I’ll be on Kresta in the Afternoon in a couple of hours – 5:30 Eastern. See ya there! Update: Scratch that. They’re having a wildly successful open line session on movies, and they don’t want to cut it off. We’ll […]

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O’Malley’s Chrism Mass Homily

posted by awelborn

Reported here The homily offered one of the first major illustrations of how O’Malley views American culture, and of how his status as a Franciscan Capuchin friar affects his priorities. He spoke at length about the importance of preaching, which […]

More Audits?

posted by awelborn

On hold for now. The leadership of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has rejected the recommendation by a panel of prominent Roman Catholic lay people that it immediately authorize a second round of independent audits of sex abuse procedures […]

At NRO

posted by awelborn

Fisking Kerry’s Catholic pronouncements And this, which states the point succinctly: Prior to these remarks, the question confronting the bishops was this: “Can a man who runs for president claiming to be Catholic while rejecting key Catholic moral teachings be […]

Albany News

posted by awelborn

Minkler’s death ruled a suicide.

Catholic Politico Varia

posted by awelborn

Over at The Corner, which I hadn’t read the past couple of days, including a statement from the Bishop of Trenton on NJ’s Governor: “When he refers to himself as a devout Catholic and supports legislation and programs that are […]

Do your job!

posted by awelborn

..or don’t. There is a burgeoning situation in the Archdiocese of New York in which a pastor of a parish has resigned rather than comply with Cardinal Egan’s order to reinstate school administrators and teachers he maintained were responsible for […]

Kerry’s Annulment

posted by awelborn

I agree with Fr. Rob on this one. Not our problem, not our business, not the issue for us – dealing with the matter of Kerry’s public life, statements and policies. If some Catholics go after Kerry on the annulment […]

Books 4 Sale

posted by awelborn

A reminder that I have De-Coding Da Vinci for sale at our bookstore here. I shipped the first orders out yesterday, and am ready to do more business!

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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