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July 13, 2005 Archives

Catholic Ed Across the Land

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Catholic college planned in Wyoming Southern Catholic College (in Georgia) fills a couple of top slots, is due to open this fall. (I thought it was supposed to open two years ago????)

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Sing a new song

posted by awelborn

A relatively new (but too infrequently updated!) blog from a Church musician here, with some interesting thoughts And Mary Jane Ballou, another musical blogger (or blogging musician) is looking to hear from others

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Forget the Wizard

posted by awelborn

This reader’s on to something….I’m very impressed: One thing that caught my eye is that a lot of your readers appear, like me, to be fans of Walker Percy.  I’ve been wondering if M. Night Shyamalan is a fan of […]

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Chavez hits back

posted by awelborn

Chavez against the bishops President Hugo Chavez denounced leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Venezuela on Wednesday, calling them an elitist group that has wrongly accused him of dividing society along political and class lines. Top Catholic Church leaders […]

Coming next February…

posted by awelborn

Looks good!

What a state!

posted by awelborn

From a reader, in re the new lobbyist for the Mass. Catholic Conference: In case you have not heard, there’s a controversy brewing in Massachusetts that you might want to be aware of.  The lobbying/public policy arm of the Catholic […]

Blogger Bleg

posted by awelborn

Short, sweet and to the point. I need a literary agent, one who represents fiction. I will, of course, do some whatever slogging through agent lists that I need to do in order to get this thing accomplished, but if […]

My hero

posted by awelborn

One of them at least…if you get a chance, listen to the Fresh Air interview with Billie Joe Shaver that’s aired today (no, Terry Gross isn’t the hero)…audio available in just a bit. And if you can listen to him […]

Lather, rinse, repeat

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You know how as subsequent children come along you swear you’ll do things differently? Yeah. Wellk, I’m trying that with the sleeping, with varying results. TWo pretty good nights followed by one pretty dreadful one. The other issue is the […]

Levadian Questions

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Raised again, in one convenient place, by the SF Weekly James Jenkins tells SF Weekly he began to lose confidence in Levada in the summer of 2003 — and the reason involved Ingels. As chairman of the so-called Independent Review […]

I give up

posted by awelborn

For a couple of weeks now, I’ve been wanting to blog on a book I read, but I wanted to quote from the book, and I can’t find the durn book (I read it on the way to and from […]

Cell This

posted by awelborn

Over the past few years, it seems as if every other broadcast of the Diane Rehm Show or NPR’s Talk of the Nation has featured governors talking about how broke they are, and how their state budgets are barely hanging […]

The First Encyclical

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Word is, the Pope’s working on his

Cambodian Mission

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Intriguing interview with a missionary priest in Cambodia…from AsiaNews, which we really should all put on our daily bookmarks

Not lying down

posted by awelborn

A DC priest is transferred, and no one is pleased A popular priest who is being forced out as pastor of a Georgetown parish by Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington, has groused publicly about his ouster, and his […]

The eternal question

posted by awelborn

Bush, the GOP and life… Defenders of the Prez’ cred on the issue often point to the administrations refusal to give money to the UN Population Fund Very nice. But, David Alexander wonders what about Title X, which funds Planned […]

Why can’t he do Clearwater instead?

posted by awelborn

In Mission Impossible 3, Tom Cruise, with a dash of irony, will be dashing around the Vatican But it seems Cruise and the film’s director J.J. Abrams have come up against one truly impossible mission: filming inside the Vatican city […]

And in this corner..

posted by awelborn

The Atlanta Protestant church sees tradition as an obstacle. The excommunicated priest sees the bare hotel room as an obstacle and needs the visuals: An ultra-inclusive splinter church led by an excommunicated Roman Catholic priest has moved from a hotel […]

Orange Order

posted by awelborn

Militant Catholics attacked riot police with homemade grenades and gasoline bombs Tuesday in an explosion of fury over the Orange Order, a Protestant brotherhood that staged mass parades across Northern Ireland.

Just fitting in…

posted by awelborn

The Rev. Andy Stanley believes if you’re going to build a church in Buckhead, it ought to look like an office building. (Son of Charles Stanley, incidentally) From the reader who sent it in: They have a huge church outside […]

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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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