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January 1, 1970 Archives

Help Mark Shea!

posted by awelborn

I just opened this email…it was written an hour or so ago, and I guess the problem remains. Let us know if it’s fixed, Mark! Help! My blog has stopped posting new items and I don’t know why. Any techno-geeks […]

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Archbishop Chaput weighs in

posted by awelborn

Here The right to life comes first. It precedes and undergirds every other social issue or group of issues. This is why Blessed John XXIII listed it as the first human right in his great encyclical on world peace, Pacem […]

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The Trojan Horse

posted by awelborn

….aka The Catholic University While an open marketplace of ideas is ideal for a secular university, such a marketplace is detrimental to a traditional Catholic university. From the first inception of Catholic education, the goals have been twofold — to […]

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Ah…..

posted by awelborn

Kerry to meet with McCarrick today. Kerry also is meeting Thursday with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the archbishop of Washington, D.C., and chairman of a task force studying the church’s stance toward politicians who don’t adhere to church teachings. Kerry, a […]

Leave Kerry Alone

posted by awelborn

Says this Newsday columnist The Catholic hierarchy lost most, if not all, of its credibility and clout among Catholics and non-Catholics alike when it refused to admit its central role in the priest sex-abuse scandal. And the anger and distrust […]

Bestselling author here

posted by awelborn

Twice! Thank you very much. At least in this niche market. See Michael’s blog for the list! Books. For Sale. By the way, if you’re bored and if you have a moment, go to the Amazon page for the book […]

What’s Santorum up to?

posted by awelborn

Stephen Moore wonders in NRO Rick Santorum is obligated to publicly back the incumbent Specter. Santorum believes, probably rightly, that he would not be senator today without Specter’s help. In a city where loyalty is notoriously a scarce commodity, Santorum […]

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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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