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July 26, 2005 Archives

Blogamus

posted by awelborn

Welcome to the Blogosphere! I am really enjoying my vacation. So far, the better part of it has been spent trying to figure out this darn HTML code stuff. They made it so you can use both <"i"> and <"em"> tags, yet […]

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Celebrate

posted by awelborn

Clayton Emmer has a lovely post up about his groovy baptism all those years ago

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On Air

posted by awelborn

From William Doino, who edited The Pius War: Rabbi and historian David Dalin is scheduled to be on MSNBC television this afternoon (Tuesday), between 3-4 PM; and also on Raymond Arroyo’s "World Over Live" Program, on EWTN, this Friday, at […]

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Now we’re really confused

posted by awelborn

Put this one in the "Protestants and Catholics in Latin America" file…except..the Protestants are sort of wondering why some of "theirs" have converted to Islam.

Avant-Garde Orthodox

posted by awelborn

("orthodox" in the broadest sense) Interesting article on what sounds like a good book It’s not easy to place thinkers as diverse as Walker Percy, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Martin Luther King Jr., G.K. Chesterton, and Northrop Frye into the same category. […]

Mysteries

posted by awelborn

Priest resigns in Springfield (the diocese where the chancellor was severely beaten), bishop responds promptly, no one knows what’s up Psychological problems and some personal issues," have led the Rev. Don Blickhan to resign from his recent appointment as pastor […]

Diogenes Hearts Commentor Nancy

posted by awelborn

Over at Catholic World News

Comments Hall of Fame

posted by awelborn

Of course, we get lots of great comments on a daily basis. These two from the past 24 hours amused me, so they get special mention: From this thread: Before I reverted, I went to a couple of Quaker meetings […]

Susan Torres Update

posted by awelborn

From the Washington Times When she collapsed May 7, doctors were not sure she would last a week, much less until mid-July, the earliest a child could survive outside the womb. But as of today , Mrs. Torres, 26, has […]

Buy books!

posted by awelborn

Well, our heady days of heading up the Amazon list have faded into the past. Now, for some reason, I’m battling with Charles Swindoll for a place on the "Catholicism" best-seller list. Hmmm. Anyway, today’s theme is: Do you know […]

A Good Blend

posted by awelborn

From San Antonio, a wonderful story: The 13-month-old marriage of Frances and Jeff Spalding and the making of their family of 14 children is a story of faith, family and the Internet. Frances, 38, and Jeff, 40, are devout Catholics […]

From NCR(eporter)

posted by awelborn

John Allen on the evolution debate Joe Feuerherd on John Roberts

The Organ Factory

posted by awelborn

You really must read this week-long series from Will Saletan in Slate. It’s horrifying, but it’s the truth, and we need to know what’s going on. The basic point? That the current bill sponsored by Hatch and Feinstein would prohibt […]

Transparency

posted by awelborn

Mahony ordered to release records. Will refuse.

Smokescreen?

posted by awelborn

This AsiaNews article detects a coincidence: AsiaNews has learnt that the unprecedented personal attack on Pope Benedict XVI launched by Israel’s Foreign Ministry on Monday 25 July was meant as a smokescreen for the Ministry’s decision to abandon the negotiations […]

What Maureen Dowd can do..

posted by awelborn

..is write a lovely tribute to her mother, who passed away last week at the age of 97. Do go read.

Out west

posted by awelborn

One US episcopal appointment today: – Appointed Rutilio J. del Riego, pastor of the parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Riverside, California, U.S.A., as auxiliary of San Bernardino (area 70,662, population 3,556,631, Catholics 1,017,196, priests 244, permanent deacons […]

From Mitt

posted by awelborn

Governor Romney, in the Globe today: YESTERDAY I vetoed a bill that the Legislature forwarded to my desk. Though described by its sponsors as a measure relating to contraception, there is more to it than that. The bill does not […]

I’ve had it up TO HERE

posted by awelborn

Will someone please tell the Reuters caption writers that these women are NOT "Roman Catholic priests?" Oh, well, okay. I just did. You can too, if you like.

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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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