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July 2, 2005 Archives

Original Order

posted by awelborn

Bill Cork reports that the Diocese of Phoenix is going to restore the original order of the Sacraments of Initiation and celebrate Confirmation before First Communion. The pastoral letter from the bishop is very good and thorough, even though it […]

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Useful Myths?

posted by awelborn

On the way down, I read Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths, written by a French historian, and originally published in 1977. If you go to the Amazon link and read the reviews, especially the one written by Carl […]

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The Church in Asia

posted by awelborn

Church hopes to normalize ties with Vietnam Hanoi delegation visits Holy See Priest of the underground Church in China released

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Make Poverty History

posted by awelborn

Gets a papal blessing More

Smokey Mountain Rain

posted by awelborn

Well, just a little. But it was just the first title that popped into my head. Got here around 3:30, with only mishap, and that would be the mishap marked by the strange look on the baby’s face, followed by […]

The Cause of Henriette Delille

posted by awelborn

Making the case for canonization Sometime in the next few days, Andrea Ambrosi, a Vatican lawyer specializing in the arcane ways of canonization, will leave New Orleans for Rome with a precious cargo: 2,918 pages of memories, testimonies and historical […]

Sisters of St. Teuton?

posted by awelborn

What order are these sisters from? Not a quiz…I really have no idea.

Good Stuff Catholics Do

posted by awelborn

An occasional post…could be several times daily if I had the time! Virginia parish opens free clinic Under Magat’s leadership and the Catholic Diocese of Arlington’s approval, parishioners converted a 80-year-old, two story house on Irving Avenue into a clinic. […]

Oremus

posted by awelborn

Some of you might know – and others might not – that the Pope has special prayer intentions every month. These intentions are propogated primarily through the Apostleship of Prayer, a group associated with the Morning, or Daily Offering. The […]

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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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