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April 20, 2004 Archives

Mincing Words

posted by awelborn

Not. Neumayr on Kerry Had the bishops restricted themselves to teaching the Catholic faith, there wouldn’t be this confusion for the Democrats to manipulate. Instead for decades many of the bishops have been acting like Democratic Party lobbyists, hovering over […]

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Showbiz Moms and Dads

posted by awelborn

Has anyone else gotten sucked into this vortex of Parenting Hell? It’s a series on Bravo, following several families promoting their kids in show business, from Florida to New York to California. I caught it by accident last week, thought […]

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Silent Scream

posted by awelborn

In case you don’t know, there has been much controversy over in the UK in recent weeks about a filmed and broadcast abortion. Christianity Today’s Weblog has many links to stories on the matter (scroll down.)

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St. Blog’s Parish Hall

posted by awelborn

An excellent discussion board is here.

Teaching Faith

posted by awelborn

An article in Commonweal by the head of the Notre Dame Theology Department Perhaps the religious illiteracy of so many otherwise well-educated young Catholics is too familiar to bear mentioning again. One has come to expect that even at elite […]

If you can’t find DeCoding

posted by awelborn

…and you want it, I have about 20 copies left here. Ordering it through BN would be good, as long as it’s available in 24 hours or at the store, because it will indicate demand and set up a follow-up […]

Bleg

posted by awelborn

If anyone is a subscriber to the Weekly Standard and has access to the online edition, would you mind sending me the text of J. Bottum’s recent article on Kerry and Catholicism? I’d like to see what he has to […]

Men and Christianity

posted by awelborn

Someone blogged this when it appeared…maybe Relapsed Catholic, but someone else sent it to me today, so….here it is. Doug Giles on men and church If the Church wants to recover its losses, we’ve got to draw the knuckle draggers […]

Over in Illinois..

posted by awelborn

An article about Senator Dick Durbin The pastor of Blessed Sacrament Church, the parish that includes the Springfield home of U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, says he would not give Holy Communion to Durbin, who is Catholic but supports abortion rights. […]

Must have been a good meeting

posted by awelborn

Between Kerry and Cardinal McCarrick. Kerry’s going to run right-to-choose ads in conjunction with Sunday’s march. Likely Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry has started running television ads blasting President Bush for his pro-life position — specifically his nomination of pro-life […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

Why Via Media
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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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