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July 25, 2005 Archives

More translation issues

posted by awelborn

Okay, I was looking for reports from Spanish papers on the celebrations of Santiago de Compostela, when I came across this photo of Cherie Blair: Here’s the text (I can’t link directly to it. It’s all javascript (void) and such.) […]

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It’s cool when…

posted by awelborn

…you read this sentence: His coronation had been fixed for Monday, 25 July, St. James’s Day…and you realize that it’s Monday, July 25, 402 years later. …the moment you cross the Chatahoochee River, the Alan Jackson song Chatahoochee starts playing […]

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The Compendium

posted by awelborn

Rocco’s got the goods on the Compendium of the Catechism (coming this fall to the US) I’ve recently discovered that our friend Sandro Magister, has a blog on the website for L’Espresso – if you go down to the second […]

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De-Code This!

posted by awelborn

This is a highly amusing parody of a Certain Book. I don’t know if you want to actually spend money on it (unless you have someone in your life who is really taken with DVC and can take a joke. […]

Nice try

posted by awelborn

Letter-writers to the NYReview of Books attempt to tell Joan Didion she was wrong about Terri Schiavo. No luck. I am puzzled by Dr. Fins’s repeated assertion that I referred to him "out of context." I am also puzzled by […]

Sin of Omission?

posted by awelborn

Israel faults Benedict for failing to mention Israel in a list of countries recently beset by terrorist attacks.

Spread the Word!

posted by awelborn

Michael and I are in the midst of a 30-day push to sell our books, particularly Here.Now and How to Get the Most out of the Eucharist. We want to try to compensate for the fact that their release in […]

People watching

posted by awelborn

As a mother, I’m not a cheery SAHM!!! HEARTS!!!DH!!!!. Obviously. I’ve worked outside the home with most of my children, and I’m just very grateful that my current career path lets me work from home, not just because I don’t […]

A matter of semantics?

posted by awelborn

Or more? Two notes on how the press talks about abortion, its advocates and opponents. First, at Get Religion, Terry Mattingly if the MSM can bring itself to call anyone "pro-life?" Now think back to what my editor said in […]

Still Poles Apart

posted by awelborn

Polish bishop’s visit to St. Louis fails to heal rift A visit from the leader of the world’s Catholic Poles appears to have done little to patch the rift between two Polish parishes or end a deadlock between the St. […]

Timing is Everything

posted by awelborn

Not Dead Yet is blasting PBS: In an all-too-common feat of cultural insensitivity, PBS has chosen July 26th, the anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to air "POV: The Self-Made Man." The documentary features the […]

On CNN tonight..

posted by awelborn

On Anderson "I used to host a reality show" Cooper’s 360 tonight, the show contains a segment, apparently on: Selling Jesus: Sermons and prayer mixed with music and ads. We’ll look at how companies are using religion to sell their […]

In praise of Legos

posted by awelborn

No, not just because they can be used to uh…spread the Good News (sort of), explain papal minutiae, or explain church history. Like every other family with toddlers, we’ve had Duplos for a while. Like every other family with toddlers, […]

The Faith of John Roberts

posted by awelborn

Jonathon Turley in the LATimes today Judge John G. Roberts Jr. has been called the stealth nominee for the Supreme Court — a nominee specifically selected because he has few public positions on controversial issues such as abortion. However, in […]

Seen The Island?

posted by awelborn

Get Religion reports on the nervous reviews, including this one in The Hollywood Reporter What’s troubling from a political point of view is that these filmmakers have, perhaps unwittingly, delivered a film certain to give succor to the religious right. […]

Communion and Catholic Judges

posted by awelborn

The topic at Mirror of Justice And if the Church’s pronouncements on the depth and scope of the abortion wrong lead to denial of communion for pro-choice Catholic politicians, isn’t there a pretty good argument that a devout Catholic judge […]

A day in the life

posted by awelborn

Benedict says being pope isn’t easy Won’t condemn Islam as a whole over terrorism Pope Benedict XVI said Monday he did not see an anti-Christian motive in the recent wave of terrorist attacks blamed on Islamic extremists, attributing them instead […]

Arrested in Rochester

posted by awelborn

A priest, for abuse allegedly in 1999.

Newsbreak

posted by awelborn

A Filipino magazine has a small subscription base, but a big impact. This month, with the presidency of Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on the brink, "those girls" put out a special edition: an account of a meeting of the council of […]

Cdnl Arinze speaks

posted by awelborn

…in Pittsburgh. Was he clear? You decide (This is the same answer, I think, he gave to Raymond Arroyo in an interview earlier this year or last year.) After giving a speech on the importance of the Eucharist for family […]

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Why Via Media
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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 ...

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