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July 20, 2005 Archives

Friends again

posted by awelborn

Bethany changes policy. Will place children with RC couples. So. Are we Christians now?

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Testimonials!

posted by awelborn

Well, one at least: I recently purchased both books. How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist was obtained to review it for addition to our parish library. I haven’t been able to give up my copy, either to […]

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What the Cardinal Said

posted by awelborn

In late April, Commonweal ran a piece by William Wood on a talk by Cardinal George In the latest issue, George and some others respond to Wood’s account That my few remarks didn’t imply in any way “a nostalgia for […]

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A Pope in Germany

posted by awelborn

The schedule for the Pope’s visit: besides the WYD activities, he’ll meet with political leaders, pray at a synagogue and meet with Muslim leaders. Vatican WYD site Official WYD site

Next time you’re upset at your kids’ behavior at church

posted by awelborn

It could be worse. You could have just been nominated for the Supreme Court, and the President and the rest of country could be watching.

Judge Not

posted by awelborn

I’m going to close the other SCOTUS threads and move the discussion up here. Comment on this story or any other aspect of the story, and feel free to provide links to other good discussions: CNS on the nominee’s religious […]

Identity Crisis?

posted by awelborn

Ukrainian Catholics hope Catechism will help them recover identity The writers of the first comprehensive catechism for Ukrainian-rite Catholics hope it helps diminish the effects of the "Latinization" of the Byzantine church, said the bishop in charge of the project. […]

Who’s the Greatest Theologian?

posted by awelborn

No, not a new EWTN reality show. A Pontifications post…Calvin #1? (No, not according to them, but to the original linked site…)

Poor Joel

posted by awelborn

Down in the comments box and in my email box, there’s a tiny bit of grumbling about the Catholics dumping on Joel Osteen. Well, what we’ve said here is nothing compared to what some of his fellow Protestants have said. […]

Roman Morsels

posted by awelborn

Some excerpts from the last few days of my dad’s Rome Journal (they came back on 5/24): Our destination was Frascati, a hill town about 30 miles outside Rome. This is a ritzy area where the wealthy have gone to […]

Beyond words

posted by awelborn

Well, beyond the words we often write here. This, I think, is a great example of the power of narrative to reveal. It’s from a short story called, "Weightlifting for Catholics" by Mark Jacobs in the most recent issue of […]

Deepen your faith

posted by awelborn

…or help your kids, friends and acquaintances. Michael’s doing a 30-day appeal. Here’s the gist, go read his blog for more… Starting today, I’m asking the readers of this blog and Amy’s Open Book to consider buying one copy of […]

Time Off

posted by awelborn

Time in a California monastery The monastery, once the personal vineyard of California Gov. (and university founder) Leland Stanford, covers more than 580 acres. In keeping with the Cistercian belief that a simple, earthly life is one of spiritual abundance, […]

Testifying

posted by awelborn

Pilla testifies in sex abuse lawsuit The most absurd, but telling sentence in the article: Mulica, who left the priesthood in 1991, now works as a motivational speaker and insurance agent in California. He works under the pseudonym Fredrick James.

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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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