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July 21, 2005 Archives

More, please

posted by awelborn

Dallas diocese is broke, needs more money from parishes   The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is asking its parishes to take a little extra out of their collection plates to help pay diocesan legal costs. In a letter sent to […]

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Try Again

posted by awelborn

A new design for the Ave Maria U chapel has been unveiled. I still don’t like it. It looks like a bug of some sort. Why not a nice, cool, Spanish mission style thing? What’s wrong with that? Anyway, not […]

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Loyola Classics makes VH1

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Bruce and Demi…who named one of their children "Rumer," and are featured in a "wacky celebrity children’s names" special. We hear tell that the show flashes the cover of Brede to make the point.

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Blogging Around

posted by awelborn

Christopher Blosser has a great survey of the best of Catholic blogging this week.

Speaking of Devotions…

posted by awelborn

Bill Cork tells us about a Goddess Rosary.

Day 2

posted by awelborn

Of our 30-day appeal! Put Catholic books on your neighbor’s nightstand, your sister’s coffeetable, your son’s desk. These two books that we’re hoping you’ll buy are written for Every Catholic – they’re solid, but still easy to read and applicable […]

Back to Cleveland

posted by awelborn

Attorney claims Bishop Pilla perjured himself.

Devoted to You

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jim Tucker with a very good response to a recent US Catholic article on devotions The article raises the usual flags: but will they distract from the Mass? Fr. Jim’s answer is on-point. People who are devoted to one […]

Last one

posted by awelborn

I’ll try. But this Internet Monk post on Joel Osteen’s inaugural sermon was too good to pass up. This was one of the big religion stories last week, so we’re justified in coming back to it as new comments pop […]

Is it all our fault?

posted by awelborn

David Brooks on the upcoming confirmation. A fascinating observation: I love thee also, Roberts nomination, because now we probably won’t have to endure another bitter and vulgarized chapter of the culture war. Confirmation battles have come to seem of late […]

Papal Mountain Swag

posted by awelborn

Sharp! Yesterday afternoon, Benedict XVI made a trip to Val Grisanche in the alpine region of Valle d’Aosta in northwest Italy where he is spending his vacation. On his return to the chalet in which he is staying, he paused […]

First off…

posted by awelborn

Someone wrote me earlier this week and asked how many of readers were lawyers. Heh. As long-time readers know, that’s a running joke around here. I’m always wondering if some of these voluminous legal-related comments threads are billable hours. My […]

Whitewashing Racism

posted by awelborn

Stephen Dillard on the case Whitewashing the racist/anti-Catholic legacy of Justice Hugo Black: That is apparently the full-time job of Steve Suitts–author of the recently published "Hugo Black of Alabama: How His Roots and Early Career Shaped the Great Champion […]

Two priests arrested

posted by awelborn

in relation to the murder of the bishop in Kenya

The goods

posted by awelborn

Lengthy, fair personal and professional profile of Roberts from the NYTimes And from LA, details on Mrs. Roberts’ association with Feminists for Life Feminists for Life. By the way, a long, long time ago, I actually held national office with […]

The goods

posted by awelborn

Long, fair piece on Roberts’ personal and professional background,from the NYTimes.

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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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