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January 1, 1970 Archives

Okay.

posted by awelborn

Blogging break til Friday afternoon. Thanks to a reader who shall remain anonymous until this thing works out, if it does, and if he wishes to be publicly celebrated , lauded and canonized at that point, I have established excellent, […]

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Not Rare

posted by awelborn

Number of abortions increased by 4000 in the UK last year Recent US figures, and questions about contraception Protestants rethinking contraception? But the Romney decision and explanation open the door to talking about contraception. After all, the morning after pill […]

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Onward Christian Soldiers?

posted by awelborn

A Books and Culture piece looks at the stats: During the past four years a growing number of political analysts have connected the emerging "Bush Doctrine" in foreign policy to the influence of evangelical Protestants. For example, one recent review […]

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Guilty?

posted by awelborn

Kenya police focusing on priest as primary suspect in bishop’s murder

Deep-Throated

posted by awelborn

Here’s Powerline on the Durbin-Turley thing Doesn’t Dick Durbin get into trouble every two weeks or so?

My favorite computer command

posted by awelborn

"undo" How many times has that saved my life? I can’t even count…

From the Jerusalem Post

posted by awelborn

An editorial on the Pope and terrorism In its original comments, the Israeli Foreign Ministry declared, unarguably, "We expected the pope would criticize terror against Jews when deploring terror that affected others." The ministry also asserted, dramatically, that "the Pope’s […]

Two good spots

posted by awelborn

…out of many in our world of blogs. Rocco’s got some good posts going over the past couple of days – kindly offering us a translation of a nice article about Ingrid Stampa, for example Al Kimel has a really […]

Bl. Andrew the Catechist

posted by awelborn

Today is the memorial for Blessed Andrew the Catechist, considered the first of the Vietnamese martyrs: In Vietnam, Christianity’s vibrancy is rooted in the labors and fidelity of generations of catechists who continued to serve Christ and the Gospel for […]

The Anchoress approves

posted by awelborn

One of the most thoughtful bloggers, The Anchoress (I envy thoughtful people these days, I confess), once again gives props to In This House of Brede, in between some other, very…thoughtful and meditative posts. I guess that’s why she’s the […]

Baby talk

posted by awelborn

Do you know what a thrill it is when babies start responding and imitating you? When you say "ba" and they say "ba" even though they can also say, "da," "aaargh" and "pffft?" No, it’s not anything erudite or poetic, […]

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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 ...

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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