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July 19, 2005 Archives

Backgrounder

posted by awelborn

On Roberts from NRLC The Supreme Court Nomination blog As pointed out in a comment, much,much good blogging at Southern Appeal, including links to a couple of very reasonable responses from bloggers on the left.

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Rumor-mongering?

posted by awelborn

Edith says she’s out. Okay. Who? Mary Ann Glendon? Hah. We wish.

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Cuba in Crisis

posted by awelborn

Difficulties in the wake of Dennis, from the "Rosary Army" website (motto: "Make Them. Pray Them. Give Them Away.) We knew that the hurricane had caused a great deal of damage, and currently, Catholic Relief Services and Caritas are both […]

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Success?

posted by awelborn

From a reader: On the recent Osteen posts, and indeed whenever the topic of evangelical  megachurches comes up, there seems to be a tendency to compare their apparent (numerical) success with Catholicism’s apparent failure.  As I am currently reading Ratzinger’s […]

Nice to be RC

posted by awelborn

Here are a couple of passages from emails I’ve received just today. You see good news and interesting journeys everywhere, if you just look. I converted to Catholicism last December, nearly 5 years after my initial RCIA process.  I have […]

I’m done on this side

posted by awelborn

The news is spreading, thanks to misleading news reports, on the ordination of 9 women scheduled for next Monday in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. Let us not turn this thread into a debate on women’s ordination (unless […]

Bioethics at the movies

posted by awelborn

A good, meaty James Bowman piece from the New Atlantis that begins with a new production of Whose LIfe is it Anyway? in London, starring Kim Cattrall (of Sex in the City)  and moves in all sorts of interesting directions. […]

Liturgical peace

posted by awelborn

In the "Internet Monk" thread below, Todd of Catholic Sensibility commented that all of this talk of what people want in liturgy is nice, but who’s going to to do the work? Where are the resources going to come from? […]

The Word on Harry Potter

posted by awelborn

Want Harry Potter? Here’s your post. I read the first five novels in the series, not because I have a huge interest in them, but because I wanted to see for myself if they deserved the controversy and the praise, […]

Bleg

posted by awelborn

This one’s for me. Does anyone know of any good historical fiction (besides Come Rack! Come Rope!) about Catholic Recusants, etc? Anything contemporary?

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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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