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July 24, 2005 Archives


posted by awelborn

Commentor Jason sends along this piece on the supposed decline of skin in fashion (Tell it to the young woman sitting in front of us at the baseball game the other night. Well, it does take a while for the […]


posted by awelborn

Pope, at Angelus, prays for peace and conversion of heart Pope Benedict has offered prayers asking God to stop the "murderous hand" of terrorists and convert their hearts and minds to peace.Benedict referred to the recent "abhorrent terrorist attacks" in […]

You know that apostolate of the laity?

posted by awelborn

Michael has a long, excellent post related to some points we’ve been discussing, highlighting what we hope our books can do to deepen the faith of the typical Catholic Reflecting on today’s Gospel and the pearl of great price… A […]

Ordination time

posted by awelborn

…more news stories on tomorrow’s action, many with headlines like this: "Women plan to become Catholic priests." Again….no. That’s not what they’ll be. The messed-up ecclesiology isn’t confined to headline writers, who may be partially excused, but to the participants […]


posted by awelborn

Annie Banno, with a lengthy, documented post on an abortion-breast cancer study sponsored by the National Cancer Institute – and hidden by them, as well.

On the march

posted by awelborn

What is more intriguing…the monks on the march or the Burger King advertisement? What they’re protesting (and it’s not Burger King. Close, though)

A Father’s Responsibility

posted by awelborn

Priests, children and child support Single and unemployed, Stephanie Collopy asked a Portland judge this month to order her son’s father to increase her child support and to add their chronically ill boy to his health insurance plan. Sitting on […]

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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? 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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