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April 23, 2004 Archives

Manhood, Redux

posted by awelborn

From Disputations (scroll down) The problem: How do we get men to stop thinking of church as something for women? My suggestion: Preach the Gospel. I mean, you can dress Christianity up as manly man’s work like saving the womenfolk […]

Arinze on Kerry

posted by awelborn

Says no. The cardinal spoke amid a debate in the United States over whether Democrat John Kerry should be denied communion, which Catholics believe is the body of Christ, because he supports abortion rights. At a news conference presenting a […]

Kissling responds to Allen

posted by awelborn

Agrees with her! Oh, I guess not. While it is understandable that John F. Kerry makes some church leaders uncomfortable, the source of that discomfort is political, not theological ["For Catholic Politicians, a Hard Line," Outlook, April 11]. The bishops […]

Get Religion

posted by awelborn

Go get it. At Get Religion, posts on the Randall Terry-and-his-gay-son contretemps, and a little bit about Ave Maria U.

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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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