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July 15, 2005 Archives

The Met’s Mona Lisa

posted by awelborn

From The New Yorker, an article about the Met’s acquisition of this painting It’s their most expensive acquisition ever – 50 million dollars, a Duccio. Apparently the piece is highly regarded because of its place as a sign of transition: […]

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F.C. Bauerschmidt is too modest

posted by awelborn

I see that one of our occasional, and always solid commentors (and a nice person – I met him when I spoke at Loyola College in Baltimore last yer) has a new book out from Brazos Press (one of the […]

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Ya think?

posted by awelborn

I’m gone for like an hour to the libraray, I come back, and my email box is filled with missives sending me this story. A Christian adoption agency that receives money from Choose Life license plate fees said it does […]

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Story Time

posted by awelborn

Joseph pulled out an instruction book for a Chicken Run computer game and proceeded to read his brother a story. The Wizard of Oz. Being as I was at the computer, I took down dictation: "There once was a girl […]

From a reader

posted by awelborn

Re/Schoenstatt Movement: Here is a little background on the image, Mary Thrice Admirable, which the Schoenstatt movement adopted.  My grandmother (I believe her family was from somewhere in Bavaria) gave a copy of this image with elaborate frame to Ursuline […]

On comments

posted by awelborn

I’m getting scattered complainst about the difficulty of commenting. All I can say is that I Have Done Nothing. I haven’t banned anyone in weeks, haven’t changed anything. Typepad "upgraded" last weekend, and perhaps there are glitches related to that. […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

This being Joseph Ratzinger, "vacation" does not mean idleness or leisure in the traditional sense. Unlike John Paul II, Benedict is not a man given to long walks in the mountains as a form of meditative prayer. Instead, he has […]

Full of Grace

posted by awelborn

Missed this because we were on the road at the time, but last week, Jonathon Yardley had a nice re-assessment of The Habit of Being, the collected letters of Flannery O’Connor (not that his re-assessment was any different than his […]

Synchronicity

posted by awelborn

Just as mizznicole from Austin mentions in a comment how helpful the Schoenstatt movement is to her, I post the Magister article that describes Benedict’s two assistants/secretaries (Ingrid Stampa being one, of course) as both being members of this movement. […]

The Popes and Evolution

posted by awelborn

A summary of this past week’s controversies, from Terry Mattingly

The First 100 Days

posted by awelborn

Magister on the Pope Begins with critics, and then this observation: The same masses of the faithful that applauded the gestures or striking phrases of pope Karol Wojtyla, while almost completely missing what it was that he was talking about, […]

Thanks!

posted by awelborn

Julie at Happy Catholic has kind words for The Words We Pray here and here.

Beatifications Set

posted by awelborn

Delayed because of the death of John Paul II, now rescheduled, including Charles de Foucauld

On air

posted by awelborn

If you’re on a computer (uh….yeah, I guess you would be), you can listen to me on this radio station from 8 to 9 (central) this morning. (Link for listening is in the middle column, up top, of their page) […]

Justice Sunday II

posted by awelborn

Coming your way in a month

Bishop Shot

posted by awelborn

Catholic bishop shot and killed in Kenya A far more extensive article

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 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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