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January 1, 1970 Archives

The Heart of the Matter

posted by awelborn

I was thinking tonight, as I was playing computer solitaire in Joseph’s room, waiting for him to go to sleep, about Graham Greene and John Kerry. I was thinking about Greene’s relationship to the Church – one would never call […]

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Thinly Disguised Totalitarianism

posted by awelborn

Fr. Raymond de Souza over at First Things All of this demonstrates that the Canadian understanding of the vital importance of religious liberty is enervated indeed. In the space of a few months, the state has moved into a sphere […]

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And by the way…

posted by awelborn

If anyone out there has a good solid lead on someone, somewhere who had a good solid connection with Taylor Caldwell, let me know. I’m truly at the end of my rope, I need some information, and when that happens, […]

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I really..

posted by awelborn

…have not been reading N.T. Wright for the past three months, as the right rail indicates. I’ve been reading other things, but not as much as I should. Mostly novels. Mostly 20th century novels with Catholic sensibilities. Short ones, long […]

They call it “morning” sickness

posted by awelborn

And they are filthy liars.

If you don’t have enough to read…

posted by awelborn

The Spring 2004 City Journal is online as well as much, if not all of this week’s UK Tablet.

For the record…

posted by awelborn

I can’t speak for anyone else but *I* hold Bush and every other political leader to just as high a standard on abortion or any other justice issue as I do a Catholic candidate. Which is why I regularly catch […]

The point is raised…

posted by awelborn

as it always is in these kind of discussions…”Why don’t you expend the same energy in criticizing Our President and his failure to live up to Catholic standards?” Well, he’s not Catholic. And believe me, as I’ve said before, there’s […]

Clean out my office

posted by awelborn

Forgive the crass commercial, but here’s my current stock, all of which I would be very grateful to get rid of: 16 copies of The How-To Book of the Mass. You can get a good sense of what the book […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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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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