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January 1, 1970 Archives

Foot-Washing

posted by awelborn

Why wonder that he doffed his garments willingly, Who had unclothed himself of heavenly majesty? Why wonder that he tied a towel round his waist, Who, for our sakes, as Master, assumed a servant’s place? Why wonder that he washed […]

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Genocide

posted by awelborn

The Revealer has a very thorough look at the coverage of the press marking 10 years since the Rwandan genocidal massacres, emphasis on the religious angles.

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Zenit Interview

posted by awelborn

With me on The Book. Scarce info on the book’s availability, which is odd, but I guess people can find it. Buy De-Coding Da Vinci here, or via Amazon – link on the right. (There is a slight error in […]

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High Culture/Low Culture

posted by awelborn

RP Burke sends in this Anne Applebaum column I’m not quite sure how it got to be this way — writers of heavy books on one side, mass media on the other — because it wasn’t always so. The great […]

George on Communion

posted by awelborn

Says he wouldn’t refuse Communion Asked whether he would follow at least one other bishop who directed priests to deny Communion to politicians who back abortion rights, George said: “No, not at this point. No.” He made the comments at […]

Being Creative

posted by awelborn

Trying to find a way to keep a parish open Some former parishioners of the shuttered St. Francis Xavier Church in downtown Nashua believed they had created the perfect plan to reopen their church: The cash-strapped Manchester Diocese could sell […]

The PBA Trial

posted by awelborn

At the Spectator, Shawn Macomber weighs in The National Abortion Federation, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and Planned Parenthood, along with a few abortion doctors, are currently waging legal battles in three states to get the law struck down. After […]

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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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