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January 1, 1970 Archives

Trying to clear things up..

posted by awelborn

Valerie Schmalz, interviewing Bob Casey.

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Note to Pope:

posted by awelborn

Michael thinks you should play the piano for the kids at WYD. Awesome! (Seriously)

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The First Time

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I’ve done a lot of public speaking (not counting the 1,345,043 hours in the classroom), done television, both live and taped. But today, I met the TelePrompter. Interesting. Headed over to this place to do that thing today. Very nice […]

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Valley of the Bones

posted by awelborn

Go check out the Happy Catholic’s review of a novel she’s reading – sounds like a keeper I’m only halfway through so this is just a partial commentary about Valley of the Bones by Michael Gruber. I had to share […]

Doing the right thing

posted by awelborn

The Redemptorists A Roman Catholic religious order that had until now refused to increase child support payments for a boy fathered by one of its priests pledged Wednesday to provide additional financial support and counseling for the 12-year-old. Father Thomas […]

Progress report

posted by awelborn

Some, not as much as I’d like. But I’m sending things off this morning anyway. We’ll see. In a bit, we are leaving for South Bend. I’m filming a segment  (on Marian doctrines) for a catechetical DVD being produced by […]

The Press Office responds

posted by awelborn

From the Vatican press office: VATICAN CITY, JUL 29, 2005 (VIS) – Following comments made by Nimrod Barkan, an Israeli foreign ministry official, which appeared in the Jerusalem Post newspaper on July 26, the Holy See Press Office issued the […]

The first 100 days

posted by awelborn

The Tablet approves: John Paul II was perhaps the last Pope to embody the best of the Counter-Reformation tradition; Benedict XVI offers a link with far older roots of European civilisation such as those of the Fathers of the Church, […]

Giving it away

posted by awelborn

A Tablet article contrasting the philanthropic habits of the wealthy in the US and in the UK What saves American charities is the high-rollers. In the United States, the rich give away a large proportion of their earnings. Here, despite […]

Judging Catholics

posted by awelborn

Douglas Kmiec in the WSJ today: Judge Roberts listens carefully to the questions he is asked, and the extreme premise of Sen. Durbin’s question–as reported–was a judicial action requiring an immoral act. One would hope that all Americans, Catholic or […]

Giving Voice

posted by awelborn

A group of women religious under 50 is meeting in Cleveland this weekend. No, not Nashville Dominicans, Daughters of St. Paul, Sisters of Mary of the Eucharist, and such. The sponsoring group is called Giving Voice and is thoroughly mainstream. […]

Dr. Frist, I presume

posted by awelborn

Frist will not support Bush’s ECSR policy

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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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