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Aid to the Church in Need

posted by awelborn

Worth a bookmark, and a spot on your donation list: Aid to the Church in Need: "Aid to the Church in Need" is an international pastoral aid organization of the Catholic Church, which yearly offers financial support to more than […]

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The Young and the Sexless

posted by awelborn

That’s the title of The Revealer’s Jeff Sharlet’s article over at Rolling Stone, in which Jeff infiltrates the world of young, hip evangelical Christians who’ve committed to chastity Southern Baptist official Albert Mohler reacts, as does our CTWeblogging friend Ted […]

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An Early Word

posted by awelborn

John Allen got it done before the long weekend, this time Conversations with a couple of archbishops, in town for their pallia, of course, an interesting note about the Mass yesterday: After expressing greetings to Patriarch Bartholomew I in his […]

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Not forgotten

posted by awelborn

Catholic Relief Services has a page on their ongoing and long-term efforts to rebuild those areas impacted by last December’s tsunami Via Professor Bainbridge

Marriage, marriage everwhere

posted by awelborn

And not a mixed-gender couple in sight. Or whatever. Canadian bill passes one house Spain’s parliament gives final approval. Aside from the usual discussions that come with this territory, what I’m particularly interested in is the possibility of civil disobedience. […]

Did Bono Swim the Tiber

posted by awelborn

TMatt wonders, based on a Fred Barnes piece. I sort of don’t think so…a lot of people assume Bono’s Catholic. Irish = Catholic, Ian Paisley notwithstanding.

New ND Prez

posted by awelborn

Fr. John Jenkins replaces Fr. Malloy He was actually elected over a year ago A profile from the ND magazine Jenkins joined the philosophy faculty in South Bend in 1990 and over the years has taught such courses as Faith […]

On air

posted by awelborn

FYI…Jason Torres will be on Larry King Live tonight Here’s the transcript. Jason’s brother Justin was on as well.

From Staten Island

posted by awelborn

Another article on the RE flap Attendance at a total of three Saturday night masses and six Sunday masses at St. Charles averages about 3,500 per week, out of an approximate parish enrollment of 10,000 people. "Everyone is struggling to […]

Talking Head

posted by awelborn

Yes, I spoke last night at a chapter meeting/dinner of Legatus – the Ann Arbor chapter. Very nice event, good people. About a week ago, I spoke with a Legatus person, who said, "And you’ll be speaking on "Prove It" […]

British Doctors Doing Their Best

posted by awelborn

Two stories: British Medical Association drops euthanasia opposition The same BMA overwhelmingly rejects calls to reduce the upper limit on abortions from 24 to 20 weeks

When Jesus Came To Surrey

posted by awelborn

Fascinating article about a British millionaire who has turned his estate into a venue for religiously-themed theater The son of a market gardener, Hutley amassed a £110m fortune in property development, and bought Wintershall in the early 1960s. At the […]

Up and back

posted by awelborn

Went to Ann Arbor yesterday for a talk, now I’m back. Will be working and blogging this afternoon, especially since rain is a comin’

Grandmother Nun

posted by awelborn

Up Milwaukee way.. When Regala’s husband, Emilio Regala Jr., a physician, died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1992, she felt lost. Her children were carrying on their lives, some living in Hawaii and Florida. So, she sold the family home […]

George on Cuomo

posted by awelborn

At NRO, Kathryn Jean Lopez interviews Robert George in re/ Embyronic Stem Cells, and specifically Cuomo’s NYT op-ed Robert P. George: One really does wish that Governor Cuomo would defend his views with arguments. If he really thinks that human […]

Busy day

posted by awelborn

After Mass, the Pope appeared at the Wednesday General Audience, in which he asked for the prayers of the people for him, the Bishop of Rome: In a reference to ecumenical affairs, the Pope prayed "that the Virgin Mary will […]

Story Time

posted by awelborn

One of the more fashionable ways of talking about faith these days is to use the image of the "story." We’re told that what faith is essentially all about is finding a "story" (or "narrative" or "myth") that is meaningful […]

Roman Tidbits

posted by awelborn

Gleaned from a couple of entries from my dad’s Rome journal: The street shots are from our windows. One, of the two men, one standing and one seated, is of the mystery establishment. Ever since we arrived, we have been […]

Another day in Rome

posted by awelborn

5/13…. San Clemente is small in size but especially rich in history, even for Rome. There are three levels open for examination. The church of today was built in the 12th century The next level down dates from the 4th […]

Update…

posted by awelborn

Well, not really an update, but some interesting information on the Staten Island parish in which the pastor expelled the 300 non-Mass attending families from religious ed. Bill Cork found this article, from the NCR(egister), in which the pastor in […]

Confirmation in Rome

posted by awelborn

In which Dad and Hilary stumble upon a bishop… Our plan had been to go to St. Peter’s for an 11 o’clock mass, but we were late in getting ready to go and did not leave ourselves time enough, given […]

Memorialize This

posted by awelborn

In NCR, Joe Feuerherd discusses the bishops’ meeting, starting with the "Christ Has Died" question The normally taciturn archbishop of New York, Cardinal Edward Egan, was positively animated. “I really believe the pastoral consideration has to prevail here,” implored the […]

Cleared?

posted by awelborn

Grand Jury in Dallas delivers its findings Dallas County District Attorney Bill Hill announced Monday that he will not bring charges against local Catholic leaders over their handling of sexual misconduct allegations. A special grand jury impaneled in February "has […]

Sts. Peter and Paul

posted by awelborn

Big day in Rome, of course. Here are some links, with more coming: During the Mass at St. Peter’s , Pope Benedict bestowed the pallium on 32 Archbishops, including Fiorenza from Houston Though it may be a long way to […]

Heh

posted by awelborn

How long could Jim Manney run a blog without mentioning baseball? Not long!

If the frame fits

posted by awelborn

As predicted in this space many times, the attempt to "reframe" the abortion issue in a way that supposedly appeals to those uncomfortable with abortion by acknowledging its morally problematic nature, is not universally welcomed by abortion rights activists. Katha […]

Slow start

posted by awelborn

Had some computer problems this morning, but they seemed to be fixed. Will blog as fast as I can before other duties call…

There Ought to be a Law

posted by awelborn

2 Catholic women from opposites side of the globe are responsible for codifying the law of Uganda Ann Bateson of Minnesota and Vastina Rukimirana Nsanze of Uganda have a lot in common besides the faith that sustains them. They are […]

Moving Fast?

posted by awelborn

Bishop jointly appointed by Vatican and Chinese government Mgr Giuseppe Xing Wenzhi, 42 years, was today ordained auxiliary bishop of Shanghai. The prelate said publicly that he received the nomination of the Holy See. In future, he will able to […]

Roamin’ in Rome

posted by awelborn

From May 16: The bus took us to Termini, the main railroad station. From there we walked down to Santa Maria Maggori on Esquiline Hill which dates from the fourth century. Magnificent art and architecture. Another overwhelming experience. Leaving the […]

We haven’t forgotten Rome

posted by awelborn

My father has been updating his journal of their Rome trip, but I’ve been negligent about posting them…so here we go. I’m going to work backwards because I’m lazy, and some will just be posted in excerpts –  but here […]

Shelby Foote, RIP

posted by awelborn

He passed away last night, at the age of 88. You know him, of course, as a Civil War historian and narrator of the Ken Burns series. Some of us also know him as one of the late Walker Percy’s […]

See..

posted by awelborn

Inspired by a comment. With real, live destructive cults (see below) around, why do fiction writers (see.um…you know who)..have to create conspiracies where there are none? I mean, in some cases, truth really is stranger than fiction. But I guess […]

Decaloguing

posted by awelborn

In listening to Talk of the Nation on NPR yesterday, I heard one of the participants in the discussion on the 10 Commandments ruling opine that secularists were spending a lot of energy on religious symbols cases, and not coming […]

Losing Her Religion

posted by awelborn

Scientology Day, baby! I guess we can all be grateful to Tom Cruise for bringing this fine "religion" into its most recent moment of glory. Katie Holmes is from Toledo, so the Toledo paper took a look last week: The […]

Compendium Description

posted by awelborn

Also from VIS – it’s not up on their page yet, but will be soon. If you’d like to receive their daily bulletins in your email, all you have to do is click on the link on this page. Archbishop […]

More Compendium Presentation News

posted by awelborn

From the Vatican Information Service: VATICAN CITY, JUN 28, 2005 (VIS) – This morning in the Clementine Hall, Benedict XVI presided at a liturgical celebration for the official presentation of the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.   […]

Who won and lost

posted by awelborn

A lengthy article from Chiesa from Sandro Magister and another writer on the Italian Embryo Referendum

Compendium released

posted by awelborn

In Q & A format…In Italian Here’s the text of the Pope’s speech presenting the Compendium…also in Italian Here’s the English

Questions of Governance

posted by awelborn

From the website Catholic Culture: Pope John Paul II has been criticized both before and after his death as being a poor ruler because he was a poor disciplinarian. To say that he was a poor disciplinarian implies at least […]

The whole truth…

posted by awelborn

A reader comments: This past Saturday night we attended the Mass for the 50th Anniversary of our parish, celebrated by the Archbishop, who introduced the new pastor, who will take over next month. Not mentioned by either the Archbishop or […]

On Tour

posted by awelborn

St. Thomas relics in India Warm receptions were accorded to the holy relics of St Thomas Apostle at various Forane Churches and other centres in the district today. The holy relics were brought here yesterday from Orthona, Italy by Archbishop […]

Here, but not there…

posted by awelborn

If anyone would like to explain the 2 Supreme Court rulings on the public display of the 10 Commandments today…please do.

The way it is

posted by awelborn

In a diocese in Florida, a married priest (Lutheran convert) ministers in a parish. Nice article. He’s not allowed to be the pastor of his parish, though. That honor falls to a man arrested for exposing himself in a public […]

Unscientific survey

posted by awelborn

But still hopeful…from a reader: Last week you reported a survey of Catholics saying on only 40-something % still believe in the real presence.  Well, this Sunday our Father Willy Raymond polled the congregation.  He reviewed all three questions first.  […]

Book Notes

posted by awelborn

First, the Anchoress has kind words for my newest book – which isn’t out yet, but actually should be in the next month and a half, or so From a correspondent, on Here.Now: A Catholic Guide to the Good Life […]

More Church Growth..

posted by awelborn

In Houston, now…

Monday notes:

posted by awelborn

Just a couple of re-posts from last week: People of the Book: a new blog about Catholic publishing The National Association for Pastoral Musicians wants your input on songs that have made a difference in your life The Susan Torres […]

Supremes

posted by awelborn

I never blogged about one of the big topics du jour in the blogosphere last week – the Kelo decision, which, from my uninformed perspective seems to be pretty terrible. Would it be incorrect to call it the "Wal-Mart" decision? […]

Hardball

posted by awelborn

Staten Island pastor cleaning house The pastor of a Staten Island Catholic church is playing holy hardball – kicking hundreds of kids out of religious ed classes because their families aren’t showing up at Mass. The Rev. Michael Cichon, pastor […]

Closed Up

posted by awelborn

The Romanian convent where the nun was killed has been closed – this account at Orthodixie (is there a better blog title? I think not) makes clear it was really a place in the shadows from the word go.

Just As I Am?

posted by awelborn

Look, when I first read that story, blogged last week, about the Diocese of Brooklyn’s reluctance to get officially involved in the Graham Crusade, my first reaction, was "Losers!" and echoed many of your comments along that line. I thought […]

The List

posted by awelborn

Michael’s got a post up about the current top-10 Catholic bestsellers at Amazon, and what it reveals about what reading Catholics seem to be interested in.

Leaps and Bounds

posted by awelborn

WaPo article on the growth of the Catholic Church in NoVa

The world v. Mugabe

posted by awelborn

But is that enough? A blogger gives an account of a recent interview that Arcbishop Ncube gave, calling for the arrest of Mugabe by international bodies (Via Christopher Johnson) What churches are doing in Zimbabwe in response to Mugabe’s actions […]

Schismantics

posted by awelborn

Caught this short note in the Chicago Tribune McHenry County Board members have approved a religious order’s plans to build a retreat along Harmony Hill Road southeast of Marengo. Members of Fraternite Notre Dame are expected to close on the […]

A thaw?

posted by awelborn

An LATimes piece on the changing Vatican-China relations Twice a year, in May and September, the worlds of the patriotic and underground Catholic churches converge at Cross Mountain in Shaanxi province as thousands of faithful climb the mountain, carrying crucifixes […]

Repeat after me: Hope is a virtue

posted by awelborn

My husband handed me this book by then-Cardinal Ratzinger today. He had a chapter marked for me to read – on the problems in catechesis. I’d be interested in it, he said. So I took it with me up to […]

The Catholic activist speaks

posted by awelborn

Well, the article about which Barbara Nicolosi has been blogging in such a highly entertaining fashion is finally out in the NYTimes Though heavier than most on messianic zeal, Mr. Bannon – Roman Catholic filmmaker, conservative-film financier, Washington networker and […]

Reader Bleg

posted by awelborn

I am writing in the hopes that you may know of eitherweb-sites or perhaps books on Proper ecclesial Latin? It seems to be hidden well in the vaults, so to speak. I would truly appreciate any help you may give. […]

Cause, forward

posted by awelborn

The canonization cause for Mother Theodore Guerin may be moving forward Here’s more information on Mother Guerin and another Indiana blessed, Bishop Simon Brute

The Death of Terri Schiavo

posted by awelborn

Fr. Rob discusses an article he wrote on the matter – link to article in the post at Thrownback.

Good, Sad Stuff

posted by awelborn

Because most of the good stuff is sad, at some level. Resolving the sad into the good is the point. This writer does. Three priests walk into a restaurant Via TSO

Trust Tom

posted by awelborn

He knows it all. As we continue the fascinating awfulness of watching Tom Cruise enter Another Place, catch up with today’s installment, complete with illustrations, here – a pictorially annotated transcipt of this morning’s interview with Matt Lauer

Fabulousness all ’round

posted by awelborn

The public radio program Speaking of Faith is going to have a show dedicated to Paul Elie’s great book The Life You Save May Be Your Own Do you know how I learned about this? At a brand-new blog that […]

ONLY A NOVEL

posted by awelborn

My size 7 foot – 1/3 of Canadians who’ve read it think the historical claims of DVC are true The coast-to-coast survey for the National Geographic Channel conducted by Decima Research found that, among 1,005 adults surveyed June 9-12, 16 […]

St. John the Baptist

posted by awelborn

Michael highlights some interesting words by Benedict XVI on this feast

God and Man

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, I read a book with a title to delight many of you: God and Man at Georgetown Prep: How I Became a Catholic Despite Twenty Years of Catholic Schooling by Mark Gauvreau Judge. The book is, in a way, […]

Sigh

posted by awelborn

One of the chores of blogging is the constant struggle to get everyone to understand where you’re coming from. In other words, the continual re-introduction of yourself to new readers. Sometimes I try, most of the time I give up. […]

So true

posted by awelborn

…Everyone is fighting a great battle. A Boston Globe article on baseball player John Olerud’s family, and their support of their seriously disabled daughter

Fraud upon the Court?

posted by awelborn

Annie Banno has a lengthy post detailing what happened yesterday at the Senate subcommittee hearing at which Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano (Roe and Doe, in case you’re not aware of it)

Story of an Underground Priest

posted by awelborn

In China, via AsiaNews I spent 5 years in the seminary of the underground Church.  Life was very difficult and very risky.  Wake-up time was 5 a.m.  After a half hour of meditation, we celebrated Mass and then Lauds.  After […]

Good news

posted by awelborn

Disputations alerts us to a (retitled) re-issue of A Memoir of Mary Ann, with an intro by Flannery O’Connor, offered by the Hawthorne Domincans (who, of course, cared for Mary Ann in their Atlanta facility)

Someone answer me..

posted by awelborn

In the bad books thread below, someone mentioned the two books by DCTalk, and said they were anti-Catholic. Can anyone who agrees with this explain? I’ve seen them all over the place, of course, but have never really read them.

Pope Visits Italian President

posted by awelborn

From the Vatican Information Service: Pope Benedict XVI, returning the visit to the Vatican by Italian President Carlo Azeglio Campi on May 3, today went to the Quirinale Palace, home to Italy’s presidents, where he met privately with Ciampi, following […]

American Secularism

posted by awelborn

Again from The Tablet

Fr. Fessio

posted by awelborn

A profile in The Tablet

“Bring Your Sherpa!”

posted by awelborn

Okay, since Get Religion has broken the ice, in a way, I guess I can start talking about the new HBO show The Comeback, created by Michael Patrick King (Sex and the City) and Lisa Kudrow (Friends), the latter of […]

Good Thief

posted by awelborn

I’m going to steal an idea, so here ya go. Some of you might know that Human Events issued a list of 10 Most Harmful Books of the 19th and 20th Century, much discussed around various blogs. Jimmy Akin was […]

Progress?

posted by awelborn

Shangai bishop seeks to heal division He’s been called a counterfeit cleric, a usurper who betrayed the Catholic Church while others languished due to their loyalty to the pope. Shanghai Bishop Aloysius Jin Luxian’s 27 years in prison and labor […]

Lie down…Lie down..

posted by awelborn

Everyone in this house, it seems, makes fun of me because that is the phrase I’ve hit upon to try to lull the baby back to sleep. It’s uncomplicated, and much of the time it works. But they all think […]

Well.

posted by awelborn

The National Association of Pastoral Musicians would like to know what you think. Really. They have a survey up, in which you can tell them the name of a liturgical "song"  that’s made a difference in your life. With the […]

Church cool to Graham crusade

posted by awelborn

Didn’t help invite folks Catholics are still welcome to attend, but the lack of official involvement amazed Graham biographer Bill Martin, who characterized the archdiocese’s reasoning as a "change in policy" from Mr. Graham’s 1991 Central Park crusade. Back then, […]

Too inclusive?

posted by awelborn

A not-meeting of minds in South Carolina When the Rev. John Parker was asked to say the benediction at the graduation rite for the Medical School of South Carolina, he did what any Eastern Orthodox priest would do. He went […]

Oriana Fallaci on the Pope

posted by awelborn

From the WSJ: "I feel less alone when I read the books of Ratzinger." I had asked Ms. Fallaci whether there was any contemporary leader she admired, and Pope Benedict XVI was evidently a man in whom she reposed some […]

Watch Fr. Stan

posted by awelborn

Fr. Stan Fortuna is in Poland this weekend, at a "Song of Songs" Festival. The folks at Francesco Productions say: Fr. Stan’s concert will be broadcast live through their website in streaming video.  Here is our understanding of the schedule: […]

Reacting to Mario

posted by awelborn

Interesting set of letters in reaction to Cuomo’s op-ed. I like this from the first letter: Mr. Cuomo, the former New York governor, repeatedly refers to "potential," but all in the context of the medical benefits of stem cells. But […]

Building a base in Iraq

posted by awelborn

Evangelicals, that is "Evangelicals come here and I would like to ask: Why do you come here? For what reason?" said Patriarch Emmanuel Delly, head of the Eastern rite Chaldean Catholic Church, Iraq’s largest Christian community. In interviews, Delly and […]

Signs your pastor is doing something fishy

posted by awelborn

1) He fires the general contractor on the building expansion project and hires himself as a replacement 2) He buys a Porsche Kentucky Baptist minister accused Church supports him. Of course!

I’m not sure exactly what this means..

posted by awelborn

Because I haven’t been following the Anglican troubles as closely as I should the past few months. But the Anglican Consultative Council, a leadership body, heard the Episcopalians and the Anglicans of Canada making their case, and voted to exclude […]

For All Seasons

posted by awelborn

Late in the day, I bring to your attention the excellent website for the Center for Thomas More Studies.

Fertility Timebomb?

posted by awelborn

In Britain? Britain is facing an infertility crisis, with the number of couples who experience problems conceiving expected to double within the next 10 years. A leading fertility expert warned yesterday that, by 2015, one in three couples may need […]

The Cause

posted by awelborn

Website taking testimony, prayers and such for the canonization cause of John Paul II

Where is this going to end?

posted by awelborn

I ask that out of curiosity and a sincere interest in these knotty matters of religious and government. In our religiously diverse country, what is going to happen in regard situations like this? State court officers don’t plan to act […]

V2: The Real Untold Story?

posted by awelborn

Magister on Ruini on Marchetto – the author of a new history of the Council contra the predominant narrative of the past forty years: In conclusion, Ruini again contested the contrast made between John XXIII and Paul VI, as seen […]

Why not Orthodoxy?

posted by awelborn

At Pontifications, Al Kimel answers the question – what is moving him to Roman Catholicism rather than Eastern Orthodoxy from where he stands in the Anglican tradition? It’s interesting – as are most of the 412 comments on the post.

Those candles

posted by awelborn

From Get Religion, a link to a story on those candles you see everywhere now – the glass pillars with pictures of saints, etc. printed on the front. An interesting history is related in the story: Scholars and candle industry […]

Papal Audience

posted by awelborn

Geldof wants Pope to join anti-poverty march

Is the Reformation Over

posted by awelborn

Long, meaty Books and Culture piece by Mark Noll and Carol Nystrom, adapted from their book of the same title It examines various evangelical stances toward Catholicism, from hostility to conversion. Here’s a link to the book, due to be […]

Pope Post

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s new book The book covers many of the themes Benedict has already focused on in his two months in office: the role of Christianity in Europe and the need to respect life from conception to its natural death. […]

Helena Love

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Matthew at Holy Whapping for a nice review of Loyola’s edition of Helena Amazon link Loyola link over there on the right – click on the logo.

Preferential Option

posted by awelborn

Over at Against the Grain, Christopher has a long post about the concept and term "preferential option for the poor" Catholics who are the least bit aquainted with the social doctrine of the Church have encountered the term "preferential option […]

Chaput on Immigrants

posted by awelborn

Legal and not (from a few weeks ago, but just ran across it via Godspy) (Context: murder of police officer by an illegal immigrant) Americans have a right to secure borders, especially in a time of anti-American violence. We have […]

Not important

posted by awelborn

..or is it? Who knows. But this Tom Cruise/Katie Holmes things is cree-py.

More Sin

posted by awelborn

Brandon Evans of the Criterion sends along a link to the CNN story on Cardinal Sin and wonders about the caption under the photo. So this is news? This blogger has a good quote from Cardinal Sin and more links

Are you a Papist?

posted by awelborn

At the Corner HATE SPEECH? [John Derbyshire]A reader has chid me for using the term "Papist" in a private exchange, to refer to Roman Catholics (of which he is one). Is this unacceptable? I am always way behind the curve […]

Working for Women

posted by awelborn

Vatican-sponsored conference on women on the streets The Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers hosted its first international meeting June 20-21 on "The Pastoral Care for the Liberation of Street Women." Fifty women and men who are active in offering […]

Speaking of young adults

posted by awelborn

Steve Skojec has thoughts.. I’m not alone. Young Catholics feel hungry because we’re being fed candy when we want steak. We feel talked down to because the faith has been made juvenile to appeal to our pop-culture interests. We are […]

Clarifying

posted by awelborn

I posted the story about my son, mostly as a meditation on irony and unintended consequences, not as a paean to walking out of Mass. Given the fact that he left to simply head over to the (later) Mass he […]

Not bad for a donkey movie

posted by awelborn

On the DVD release of a Bresson film.. When the Museum of Modern Art announced "The Hidden God," a major faith and film series featuring titles as diverse as Magnolia, Andrei Roublev and Groundhog Day, the curators said the one […]

Trotsky and St.Benedict

posted by awelborn

Furious and fascinating piece from Books and Culture (a CT brand), a review of two books, including Jim Wallis’. You can get a taste from the opening para: I didn’t vote last November 2nd. Not that friends and colleagues didn’t […]

To Moscow

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Kaspar to meet with Russian Orthodox The Vatican has deployed an envoy of senior officials to visit Moscow on a four-day trip. The move comes amid increasing tensions between the Russian Orthodox and the Roman Catholic Churches. The visit […]

Two brothers, one mission

posted by awelborn

Column from the Rochester paper about two elderly brother priests Bernard, 84, and Tom, 78, both joined the Oblates Order of Mary Immaculate and became Roman Catholic priests — Bernard in 1948, Tom in 1955. "I don’t know how, but […]

Life and its quality

posted by awelborn

The reader who sent this in titled his email: Three days, two stories, one existential chasm, same newspaper. (The paper requires registration, btw) Peter Singer spoke to an audience of 900 (See, that in itself is frightening to me. Singer […]

B-16 on Foie Gras

posted by awelborn

Reader James wrote and asked me if I knew the source of a quote from the Pope at Andrew Sullivan’s site – he gets it from a PETA-related site The new Pope has spoken movingly about the exploitation of all […]

Terri Schiavo’s remains buried

posted by awelborn

Michael Schiavo – who said he promised his wife he would not keep her alive artificially – also listed Feb. 25, 1990, as the date his wife "Departed this Earth." Patterico’s take

More on the Memorial Acclamation

posted by awelborn

at Dom’s

Working on your US bishops

posted by awelborn

Well, Grand Rapids finally got someone, at least.. – Accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Reno, U.S.A., presented by Bishop Phillip Francis Straling, in accordance with Canon 401, para. 2 of the Code of Canon […]

Pasolini-Fest

posted by awelborn

Peter Chattaway has been attending a retrospective of the films of Pier Paulo Pasolini, and blogs at that link about the Gospel According to St. Matthew and the documentary Pasolini made about searching for locations for that film in the […]

High Living

posted by awelborn

Priest indicted for stealing 2 mil

New Perspectives on Paul

posted by awelborn

I’ve just learned about this controversy, and am trying to get up to speed on it. No, it’s not an RC thing – it’s a theological dispute within Protestant denominations, especially of the Reformed traditions (I think) about interpreting Pauline […]

RIP, Cardinal Sin

posted by awelborn

Passed away after a long illness

Finding My Religion

posted by awelborn

A piece from the SF paper about a musician’s journey:   Classical pianist Jacqueline Chew rebelled against her Christian upbringing and became an atheist while attending the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the 1970s. But her love of music […]

Alternative Therapy

posted by awelborn

For infertility I find it a bit confusing – I can’t quite figure out what it is – a more detailed observation system, but where does the progesterone come in?

A Message from the Foof

posted by awelborn

An afternoon at the "Sprayground" Go ahead. You know you want to. Take some time…relax.

Color Him Dad

posted by awelborn

Great story from Detroit about a stay-at-home dad of 6, including one set of twins and one of triplets…with another on the way. (Do check out the photo slideshow – quite charming) Favorite detail: bathtime. Very funny, but efficient and […]

My son walked out of Mass

posted by awelborn

No, really. First, let me tell you about this one – the oldest. He’s 22, almost 23, a sports lover, a video editor, loves horrible music, goes to Atlanta and other points north,south, east and west all the time for […]

Dark Night of the Soul

posted by awelborn

Former Review Board member reflects on his experience Twenty years as a canon and civil lawyer for Catholic institutions did not prepare Nicholas Cafardi for what he encountered as a member and chairman of the National Review Board charged with […]

The argument over Plan B

posted by awelborn

Scientists seeking to dispel the abortifacient impression Amid a heated national debate over emergency contraception, some scientists are marshaling evidence to challenge the belief that the "morning-after pill" is equivalent to abortion. Abortion opponents object to the pills, saying they […]

IVF Questions..

posted by awelborn

What’s the truth about the results? Based on their analysis, the researchers concluded that IVF might result in more pregnancies than other treatment options for unexplained fertility, but this remains uncertain and more research is needed on birth rates, adverse […]

In Conclusion

posted by awelborn

A summary of the Bishops’ meeting from CNS

Short-term missions

posted by awelborn

What’s the Impact? This study shows that short-term missions as done now are not having the impact that people think or want, even if done to levels of excellence," says Ver Beek. "If that’s true, it requires a whole rethinking […]

More on Spain

posted by awelborn

Robert Duncan at Spero News on the march in Spain – do go read for a first-hand account.

The Black Legend

posted by awelborn

Interesting work on the origins of the condemnation of Pius XII’s "silence" or whatever you would like to call it, regarding Nazi persecution The article, by Magister, reprints another, scholarly article with the following details: In Spadolini’s article, the perceived […]

Thanks, Mario

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Mario Cuomo chimes in on the ECSR debate : To extricate himself from an untenable position, the president should start by following the successful pattern established in other areas of dealing with the clash of religious and political questions, including […]

Exit Strategy?

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No, not that one – from U.S. public schools. It will be a subject for discussion this week at the Southern Baptist Convention. Mere Comments…comments that this might be the most contentious subject of the gathering. Should Southern Baptist parents […]

So….

posted by awelborn

It’s okay for religion to guide scientific research as long as it’s….Buddhism? Or Confucianism? Okay. Got it.

Gaelic Gospel?

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Mark Butterworth has a fascinating post on possible links between Southern Gospel music styles and one form of traditional Gailic singing from the Western Isles

Sad Songs

posted by awelborn

Barbara Nicolosi has a post on sad songs. The post is based on an article in the Guardian in which the author runs through a list of what he says are the saddest songs out there. Yeah, he skimps on […]

Any way you can

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Michael The Baby is seven months old today. Oh, time is going too quickly. As much as you want them to just move on to the next stage, to a little more independence, you still can’t bear to see them […]

Another Rome Journey

posted by awelborn

Bill Cork went, has an interesting account and photos

The Rain in Spain

posted by awelborn

As you might or might know, there was an large protest against gay marriage in Madrid yestserday. Backstory here: The same-sex marriage legislation still must be passed by the Senate, after being approved earlier this spring by parliament in a […]

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