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April 13, 2004 Archives

Ouch

posted by awelborn

From Cleveland, a “conservative” parish advertises itself as such….displeases many. When Matt Minarik and his wife Sarah first walked into St. Stephen eight years ago, they found, to their delight, unpadded wooden kneelers on which to pray. To their left […]

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Logic

posted by awelborn

Katie asks Joseph if he knows where the baby is? Joseph indicates that he does not. Katie pats my abdomen. “Right in there!” Joseph furrows his brow and brings his face up to mine. “Open your mouth!” he demands, ready […]

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A different view

posted by awelborn

Don’t be JFK, says a Colorado priest A Roman Catholic priest caused a stir on the House floor Tuesday when he urged lawmakers to let religious faith guide their votes and “be the antithesis of John Kennedy.” While delivering the […]

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posted by awelborn

In some of the comments on Kerry, I’ve read something along the lines of “well, he must just believe in communion as just a symbol of unity or something, rather than as the Real Presence.” Well, when it comes to […]

Kerry-Mania

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly takes a look at some of the coverage The issue for the Catholic bishops is whether these doctrines (and Vatican directives) have any authority in their zip codes. If they are able to make up their minds — […]

In Iraq

posted by awelborn

The Revealer focuses on the religious motivations behind the resistance in Iraq

posted by awelborn

Eve. Go read.

“Where’s My Tupperware?”

posted by awelborn

Sopranos thread. (If you saw the last episode, you get the title.) I agree with the Slate panel’s assessment of the particular darkness of this episode. But I’ll take it to a level beyond mere “recidivism” to full blown redemption. […]

Bookrolling

posted by awelborn

My husband edited several really interesting books in the OSV spring line. First is Virginia Cyr: God’s Little Hobo. It’s a collection of entries from the journals (written in the form of letters to Mary) of a remarkable young woman […]

Let’s Try This Again

posted by awelborn

I’m scheduled to be on the Kresta in the Afternoon radio program today at 5 eastern, 4 central. You can listen online, if you’ve a mind to, I believe. Talkin’ about that novel of the year we all appreciate so […]

Blogrolling

posted by awelborn

I’ve added a few blogs to the rolls on left and right, including the IWF’s Inkwell blog, which I maintain should be called Charlottes’ Web. It’s obviously not an exhuastive list. There are scads of great blogs out there and […]

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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?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 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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