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July 11, 2005 Archives

Missed this one

posted by awelborn

On Saturday, John Allen reported that the wording over Benedict’s condolence telegram for the London bombings caused some problems On Saturday, July 9, Vatican spokesperson Joaquin Navarro-Valls told NCR that the pope never had any intention of using the phrase […]

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Made it across

posted by awelborn

Al Kimel on the occasion of his being received into full communion.. But there is no uncertainty in the Catholic Church. The sacramental intention of the Church and her liturgy is clear. This is a Church that truly believes and […]

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Speaking of books

posted by awelborn

An Arizona school district is dropping textbooks in its high school and going to laptops This is interesting. I’m thinking it’s a lot more work for teachers, wouldn’t you? Perhaps I’m out of it, and perhaps there are textbook/curriculum companies […]

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Incoming

posted by awelborn

I wrote the August issue of God’s Word Today – it’s on 1 & 2 Samuel. When I told Michael what the topic was, he looked at me as if I were crazy, and even more so when I expressed […]

Got a date

posted by awelborn

Michael and I will be doing a booksigning at the bookstore of the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in DC on August 7 from 1:30-3:30. Mark your calendars, and let me know if you have any PR ideas.

My Kentucky Summer

posted by awelborn

Whenever we drive through Kentucky, I can’t help but think of the six weeks I spent there back in the summer of 1979. I went to Harlan – not a long distance in miles from Knoxville, but another world away […]

Maybe not…

posted by awelborn

Archbishop of Lagos questions debt relief CATHOLIC Archbishop of Lagos, Anthony Cardinal Olubunmi Okogie has described the debt relief granted Nigeria by the Paris Club of creditors as unnecessary, adding that proceeds arising from the relief will enrich those at […]

Still Evolving

posted by awelborn

Perhaps you saw the NYTimes piece on the Church’s stance on evolution expanding on the background to Cardinal Schonborn’s op-ed: The cardinal’s essay was submitted to The Times by a Virginia public relations firm, Creative Response Concepts, which also represents […]

Children and the Occult

posted by awelborn

Clayton at Weight of Glory has a podcast

Happy Feast of St. Benedict!

posted by awelborn

The Anchoress has thoughts and good links. Fr. Jim Tucker has a bit more.

B16 Roundup

posted by awelborn

Good Links at Ratzinger Fan Club Blog

Eucharistic Congress

posted by awelborn

Make your October plans…in Minneapolis – St. Paul a big event is planned!

Pillsbury Baby

posted by awelborn

I was putting powder on the baby yesterday, something I rarely do, but his diaper parts were showing the wear and tear of sitting in the car for a couple of days. Joseph was watching. His question was simple. "Why […]

From the Window

posted by awelborn

During today’s Angelus, Pope Benedict spoke about…Benedict There is a particular aspect of his spirituality, which today I would particularly like to underline. Benedict did not found a monastic institution oriented primarily to the evangelization of barbarian peoples, as other […]

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