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April 19, 2004 Archives

Abortion Marching On

posted by awelborn

Coming up in DC on April 25. Big list of celebs involved Including Celebrity Catholic Martin Sheen, Mr. Nonviolence.

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Bernstein’s Mass..

posted by awelborn

For today. To that end, Donohoe has reworked the scenario of Mass, which has a text based on the liturgy of the Roman Mass with additions by Godspell author Stephen Schwartz. The original story focused on one lead character, the […]

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Speaking of the fruits of heroic virtues…

posted by awelborn

Orlando family adopts not one, not two, not three…but nine neglected Russian siblings – “social orphans” The Zorcs stepped forward to adopt the children. Frank Zorc, himself the second oldest of nine children, felt strongly about keeping the siblings together. […]

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Definitions

posted by awelborn

Someone below asked about the difference between “servant of God” and “venerable.” Servant of God is first, and relatively general. It is a recognition of holiness that marks the opening of the cause. After this point, the cause proceeds, with […]

You guys

posted by awelborn

Stop picking on poor John Kerry. A reader sends this link and quote Interesting quote from John Kerry on the question of the supposed “secret oil deal”: “It is fundamentally wrong,” he added. “It’s my prayer that Americans are not […]

I’m back

posted by awelborn

Had a busy, fragmented day … write stuff, write something else, be on the radio, go to the grocery store, be on the radio again, prepare books for shipping, go to the post office, fix dinner, walk…. etc. But it’s […]

Sopranos Thread

posted by awelborn

I’m still trying to digest this one. On one level, I agree with one of the Slate observers who writes I think it might represent the purest distillation so far of the Sopranos ethos: to relentlessly invert the most sacred […]

NR and Me

posted by awelborn

From a review in National Review (Dead Tree Edition) by Mike Potemra: The Da Vinci Code phenomenon continues to amaze. Its central allegations percolated for years in the pages of quack-history books, attracting little attention. Along came author Dan Brown, […]

How it works

posted by awelborn

From the Phoenix New Times (alternative paper), The Divine Sociopath…aka, Bishop O’Brien The opening is funny in a very sick, tragic way. The rest of it is just sick and tragic. But not surprising.

Recognizing holiness

posted by awelborn

This morning in the Clementine Hall in the presence of the Holy Father, members of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints and the postulators of the respective causes, 15 new decrees were promulgated. Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, prefect of […]

What. A. Mess.

posted by awelborn

An Oyster Bay parish is dissatisfied with its pastor, assigned after a former pastor was removed for abuse accusations. The present pastor was a diocesan official implictated, some say, in reassignment of abusing priests, and they don’t like some of […]

Interesting gathering

posted by awelborn

If you’re in the Dayton area, or if you’re not… Pro-Life Science and Technology Symposium

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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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