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July 30, 2005 Archives

Blair’s Two Faces of Terrorism

posted by awelborn

An Observer columnst takes Blair to task for declaring war on Al-Qaeda and making peace with the IRA (Remember, not everything I post I agree with. Some things I just think are interesting and provocative.)

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I’m sorry, but this is pathetic

posted by awelborn

84-year old retired priest arrested for soliciting a prostitute… …it’s the fourth time since 1998. Update: I suppose, 29 comments into this, I should clarify what I mean by "pathetic." I mean it’s pathetic that this elderly man is so […]

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Margaret Sinclair

posted by awelborn

Film about the exhumation of the body of a revered Catholic Scotswoman to be featured at Edinburgh Fringe Festival Sinclair was born into poverty in 1900, worked for McVities biscuit factory and was an active trade unionist before she joined […]

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You know…

posted by awelborn

You can feel okay about your parenting (once today at least) when your daughter begs you to let her stay up late so she can watch… Duck Soup

An Irishman in Malibu

posted by awelborn

An old (1992), very good profile of writer Brian Moore from the LATimes (reprinted in the LAWeekly, so there’s no registration required. Go read and enjoy).

Mr. Ambassador

posted by awelborn

Florida man nominated to be ambassador to the Vatican

Heads up!

posted by awelborn

Tomorrow’s gospel reading is the Multiplication of the Loaves and the Fishes, Matthean-style. Let us know if you hear about the Miracle of Sharing – it’s always fun to read how many of you actually do. If by "fun" you […]

Popes, priests and reality

posted by awelborn

I read this transcription of the Pope’s words to priests of the diocese of Aosta from last week. Then I read Fr. McBrien’s latest column. The total effect of reading the pope’s informal remarks: a man engaged with the world, […]

If you’d ever told me..

posted by awelborn

…that some day, I’d be on the phone with my oldest son, having a discussion about Silence, by Shusaku Endo, which he had read out of his own free will… I would have laughed and laughed and laughed. Not that […]

Chinese individuals

posted by awelborn

This week, All Things Considered ran an rather interesting series on the theme of the individual in China. I actually only listened to two – the first, on Jack Ma, the founder of this buyer-manufacturer liason website/service and this story […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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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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