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January 1, 1970 Archives

Unity?

posted by awelborn

In the WSJ, Frederica Mathewes-Green explains the differences between the RC and Orthodox understandings of "unity." From a Roman Catholic perspective, unity is created by the institution of the church. Within that unity there can be diversity; not everyone agrees […]

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Wow

posted by awelborn

Another HP interpretation from Jonathon Last in the WSJ: it’s an allegory of English politics in the period between the two World Wars. Hey, he makes his case.

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Painting Conyers

posted by awelborn

Thanks to the Anchoress for bringing the "paint-out" of the Trappist Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, GA to our attention. It’s a fundraiser described here: Plein Air Painters of Georgia, Inc , some of the Georgia ‘s most […]

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Okay, one more

posted by awelborn

From Regina Doman who is a very good YA novelist and editor of a forthcoming YA series (my daughter, who is 13, has read her novels and likes them very much). On Harry Potter: I don’t usually try to enter […]

Remembering…

posted by awelborn

Via After Abortion, a webpage of photos of memorials to the aborted unborn throughout the country

One more Potter Post

posted by awelborn

Jimmy Akin’s got more…from one of the sources in l’affaire Potter-Zinger And…I’m hearing that tomorrow night on CNN at 8pm Eastern (whatever show is on then..is it still Paula Zahn? Whoever) will have a discussion between Michael O’Brien and John […]

Not even halfway there

posted by awelborn

If this is correct, and I make it to 93. Makes #45 go down a little easier…

New Wine

posted by awelborn

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The agonies of generally editing

posted by awelborn

Earlier this week, I sent off a "book report" to my colleagues at Loyola about the reading I’ve been doing for the Classics series. I’m not going to leak that HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL white paper here, but there’s some fruit of […]

He shoots, he scores

posted by awelborn

Jim Cork, from the comments: But seriously, I seem to recall that when then-Cardinal Ratzinger stated that the Iraq war could not be morally justified, many people protested that we were not bound by his private opinions, and that there […]

Liberalism, yadda, yadda yadda

posted by awelborn

When that old column of Santorums blew across the Internet last week, I paid little attention because..well, it was 3 years old and on a subject much discussed here over the years anyway. But now the Massachusetts Dems have decided […]

Cool Cat

posted by awelborn

Finally, what we’ve been waiting for: a more complete treatment of the story that’s been circulating for a while: The Pope loves cats Previous popes also have kept pets. Pope Leo XII had a dog and a cat. Pope Pius […]

Speaking of Harry

posted by awelborn

Jim Manney, inspired by a novel resale plan for the Harry Potter books, wants to know how you feel about the new v. used book debate As an author who makes money off of new book sales but hardly ever […]

POPE CONDEMNS HARRY POTTER!!!!!!!!!!!

posted by awelborn

Yeah. Jimmy Akin does the heavy lifting, ably, as usual. And in another post here. The Seventh Age adds a bit A private communication to a German friend saying, "ja, good article, you’re probably right," is not a public statement […]

The Rule of Law and the Catholic Judge

posted by awelborn

Over at Mirror of Justice (where else?) there’s been a recent conversation, occasioned by the ALL’s statement on AG , on…well, the headline there says it pretty clearly. From Robert Araujo: But let me make a suggestion about what should […]

More Creation, Evolving

posted by awelborn

John Farrell comments on a NYTimes article which describes some Catholic scientists asking for clarification on last week’s discussion from the Vatican And, related..check out John’s forthcoming book.

Annual Little Sisters of the Poor post

posted by awelborn

An article on this wonderful order that we’ve seen featured in articles from Toledo and other places, this time in Washington, D.C. The Little Sisters need $300,000 in cash and services each month to run the Jeanne Jugan Residence, which […]

Oh come on

posted by awelborn

Don’t you know that we’re all about forgiveness?

Previous Posts

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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