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April 16, 2004 Archives

A good day

posted by awelborn

I have to admit, after my weeks of Amazon frustration, this big Barnes and Noble sale did me a world of good. Because, as I mentioned to one correspondent, I wrote this book, (as well as almost every other book […]

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The Sacrifice of Christ

posted by awelborn

From the UK journal Priests and People This is a wonderfully rich way of bringing together incarnation and salvation, focusing on the theme of Christ’s solidarity with and commitment to human beings who have lost their way. But more should […]

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Saw Valenzeula play tonight!

posted by awelborn

Fernando! Junior, that is. Plays for the mighty Fort Wayne Wizards. Opening home game. Joseph lasted eight innings, with help from a pretzel, a hamburger, peanuts and ice cream.

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Funny how these things happen..

posted by awelborn

“Mom, can Leah spend the night after the dance?” somehow turned into “Mom, would it be okay if Hannah and Mona spent the night, too? They were standing right there and….” Whatever. Take care of three “you take my kid […]

Word from Rome

posted by awelborn

Up and running More fundamentally, however, it is conventional wisdom in the Holy See that the heart of the American crisis lies in the episcopacy. Many in Rome believe that American bishops failed for more than a decade to take […]

Radio Daze

posted by awelborn

Next week: Al Kresta, again Monday at 11 am Eastern. It’s their fund drive week, and they will be using De-Coding as a premium. HMS Radio on Monday at 2:50 Eastern With Drew Mariani, Thursday at 2:06 pm Eastern.

From a Reader

posted by awelborn

Who shares this story: Once upon a time I was at a lecture on the historicity of the Gospels by Raymond Brown, S.S. (who is, I hope, no relation to Dan) and at the end he took written questions from […]

Cracking the DiMaggio Code

posted by awelborn

Heh. Send it to Bishop D’Arcy. In Dan Brown’s best-selling thriller, “The Da Vinci Code,” the fearless and cerebral Harvard professor Robert Langdon uses his knowledge of ancient religious symbols in a quest for the Holy Grail. His search is […]

Catholic Hospitals and Living Wills

posted by awelborn

Reassuring Patients: The pope’s remarks came during a Vatican (news – web sites) symposium on caring for people who are incapacitated. They are significant but do not carry the weight of an encyclical — the Vatican’s most authoritative level of […]

Michigan Petition

posted by awelborn

Impressive numbers. A campaign to ban a controversial abortion procedure turned in 460,034 petition signatures to state elections officials Thursday, nearly 200,000 more than needed to adopt the ban without the approval of Gov. Jennifer Granholm. Although widely acknowledged as […]

Neumayr, Kerry and McCarrick

posted by awelborn

No one’s saying what was said, but that doesn’t stop us from opining John Kerry yesterday met with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, D.C. Contrary to the drift of media reports, it was Kerry, not the cardinal, who initiated […]

There are no accidents

posted by awelborn

A new book fromFr. Benedict Groeschel, coming in a few weeks.

Canonizing Fr. Damien

posted by awelborn

….wondering why it has happened yet. When a tribunal of Hawai’i Roman Catholics wrapped up its investigation into a purported miracle attributed to Father Damien a year ago, there was optimism it would be enough to propel the Moloka’i legend […]

I Hate Theology

posted by awelborn

By the Reformed guy who runs The Internet Monk. Funny and true: So I’ve had a rough few months on the internet, and the other day I looked at my computer and my bookshelves (and my brain, which I keep […]

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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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