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July 12, 2005 Archives

Bishop of Fort Worth, RIP

posted by awelborn

Co-adjutor was to be ordained tomorrow.

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Backing off in the Philippines

posted by awelborn

Because of Pope Benedict? According to the International Herald Tribune , the bishops had been leaning toward a call for Arroyo’s resignation, until Archbishop Antonio Franco, the apostolic nuncio in the Philippines, delivered a message from Pope Benedict warning the […]

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On Air

posted by awelborn

KVSS in Omaha is a really strong, growing Catholic radio station – I was told this morning that their recent fund drive to upgrade their signal netted a million in a matter of two months. Quite impressive. I’ll be on […]

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Chaplains’ Role

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes article on the growing presence of evangelical chaplains in the military, and questions about their role Chaplain Edward T. Brogan, director of the Presbyterian Council for Chaplains and Military Personnel, who recruits and recommends chaplain candidates for several […]

Actually…

posted by awelborn

Y’all think I’m nuts, but re/Oz …"pay no attention to the man behind the curtain" is sort of a catchphrase among atheist/rationalists. Unintended consequences and all that.

Things I don’t get

posted by awelborn

I don’t get why anyone would want to go to church in a joint like this: It’s the former Compaq Center in Houston, in final stages for its transformation to Joel Osteen’s Church I don’t get any of it. I […]

After Abortion

posted by awelborn

A reminder for you to check out this consistently fine blog, With links over the past few days to discussions of Roe, a 20/20 segment on a severely disabled, yet very happy young man, and more. From the Notre Dame […]

In honor of Harry Potter

posted by awelborn

Can we talk about The Wizard of Oz? I’ve always (well, not always…for the past couple of decades, anyway) wondered about this, and Michael brought it up the other night when we were in Knoxville, and we all sat around […]

Vacationing Pope

posted by awelborn

Go here for some photos (just scroll down)

Keeping the Faith

posted by awelborn

An NYTimes op-ed (!) says parochial school parents should have their tax burden lifted Last year, 23,826 children attended diocesan elementary schools on Long Island. That’s 23,826 children who put absolutely no burden on our local school systems. Nationally, some […]

Whither Gonzalez?

posted by awelborn

CT’s Weblog with a lengthy look at where the AG stands Opposing Gonzales for what he "might" do, making wild guesses about what he really believes, or falsely claiming that he’s a judicial activist in waiting is neither honest nor […]

Visiting the Ghosts of Srebrinca

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly covers the coverage of the 10-year anniversary of the slaughter As an Orthodox Christian, I can be accused of reading the story with an agenda. So be it. I am very aware that journalists during the fighting there […]

Back up

posted by awelborn

Typepad was down for a bit, but now it’s back. And now, unfortunately – or fortunately – I’ve gotten my head into a small task I need to complete today. I’ll blog inbetween thoughts. As opposed to in between naps. […]

A Muslim Opus Dei?

posted by awelborn

I saw the title of this piece and was ready to let loose on ignorant bigots who equate solid groups like Opus Dei with terrorists…but er…no.            The project of spiritual activism in ordinary human affairs is […]

Boycott TAN?

posted by awelborn

When I saw the headline of this email, I thought it might be coming from Catholic liberals or heck, people concerned with quality book design. But no! Some Catholic authors claim they’ve been plagiarized by a TAN author, and TAN […]

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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?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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