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July 3, 2005 Archives

Compromised Training?

posted by awelborn

Couple of ethicists wonder if Catholic medical schools can do the job In an article in the Medical Journal of Australia, bioethicist Ian Kerridge and colleagues say the West Australian-based University of Notre Dame medical school may threaten just provision […]

Decline of the church carnival

posted by awelborn

In Western PA, at least For many Catholic churches in Western Pennsylvania and for volunteer fire departments as well, the summer carnival has been a mainstay of fund raising for generations, a big business that requires precision planning, attention to […]

IFC at My House

posted by awelborn

Second-oldest son David arrived for a short visit from Virginia today, armed with his laptop, so I could see his films that I’d not been able to get to work on my computer at home – I had one of […]

The Da Vinci Code…Code

posted by awelborn

Some word on the movie, consistent with what we’ve been hearing Word is that screenwriter Akiva Goldsman ("A Beautiful Mind," "Cinderella Man") is making plenty of changes – and that downplaying author Brown’s anti-Catholic theme is one of them. For […]

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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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