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July 8, 2005 Archives

Update

posted by awelborn

Go here for a Susan Torres update. July 18 is the new baseline date.

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What really happened

posted by awelborn

How the British Medical Association was manipulated With so much at stake, more ought to be known about the shabby and undemocratic route to the BMA’s decision. The true story is that hundreds of delegates were not clamouring to help […]

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Archival segregation

posted by awelborn

Some museums are restricting access to certain artificats, in accord with religious sensibilities At the British Museum, founded as the home for Enlightenment values, Ethiopian tabots are wrapped in cloth and hidden in the basement. Curators, conservators and even the […]

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Church and state in the Philippines

posted by awelborn

Bishops to issue statement against Arroyo

Ah, well

posted by awelborn

Canadian RC MP told to back off from church activity Supports gay marriage. Voices hopes that Church will do so as well one day. Mr. Comartin also recently taught marriage preparation courses with his wife but will no longer be […]

Japanese reality

posted by awelborn

With all due respect, it seems as if the Japanese are the masters of the artificial, creating fake stuff when the real isn’t available. Dolls for the childless, or grandchildless Fake Christian ministers for Western-style weddings Only 1.4 percent of […]

My Word

posted by awelborn

Not really. John Allen’s: Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Instrumentum Laboris, and some other matters, a few of which do not involve Latin titles. Here’s the text of the Synod’s working document in English, finally.

What they really think…

posted by awelborn

Via K-Lo at The Corner How can something be totally not surprising yet make your jaw drop at the same time? I’ve still not figured that out. I mean – of course that’s what they believe. But the in-your-face contempt […]

On the bishops’ letter

posted by awelborn

At the NRO blog "Bench Memo," Edward Whelan echoes my question. I’m sure it was totally intentional. …the letter displays not the slightest understanding that the role of a justice in the American constitutional republic is distinct from that of […]

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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?
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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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