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April 20, 2004 Archives

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 […]


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 […]

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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? 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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