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July 31, 2005 Archives

Hispanic Immigration in the NE

posted by awelborn

Another article on the growing Hispanic immigrant presence in supposedly surprising places, this this time in the NE US Meanwhile, in New York’s Finger Lakes region, "there are tensions between Mexican immigrants and the Puerto Ricans," said Alejandra Molina, a […]

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Aiding and Abetting

posted by awelborn

Ohio law  "enforcement" helped cover up abuse In a review of thousands of court and diocese documents and interviews with dozens of police officers, judges, prosecutors, victims, and advocates, the investigation found: In five cases, police officers refused to arrest […]

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So..

posted by awelborn

why do you think the mouth is a baby’s primary sensory organ? I spend a lot of time thinking about that, which makes sense considering I spend a lot of time scouring the floor for small object and dried-out, rock […]

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Book Report

posted by awelborn

Time for my own. Last week, I read God’s Agents (still linked over there on the right, as well), which is an excellent account of the Jesuits in England through the reign of Elizabeth up to the Gunpowder Plot. So […]

Spot the Error

posted by awelborn

The Lady in the Pew would like to invite you to a contest… The Anchoress has a poll she would like you to take

No Miracle of Sharing here..

posted by awelborn

In fact, no mention of the Gospel in the homily we heard. At all! We went to the traditionally German parish, a little gem of Gothic, complete with German-language stations and so on. The church was fuller than normal, and […]

Oh, these babies…

posted by awelborn

What a terrible mess… When Stephen F. Melinger visited the newborn twins he was adopting at Methodist Hospital in April, health care workers became alarmed. On one occasion, the New Jersey man showed up with a live bird in his […]

A Passion for Preaching

posted by awelborn

The Globe on Archbishop O’Malley Two years into his tenure as archbishop of Boston, O’Malley’s public profile has largely been defined by a few key actions: his settlement of sex abuse cases, his sale of the archbishop’s mansion and move […]

Les Enfants du Paradis

posted by awelborn

French women are having babies… The result is that more than in any other European country, French families now have three or more children. Germany and Switzerland also give generous family benefits, and in Sweden 77 percent of the children […]

Rocky Road

posted by awelborn

On the last Sunday of July, a traditional climb (barefoot) to the summit of Croagh Patrick, where St. Patrick iis said to have fasted for 40 days in 441. More on the pilgrimage

Our Happy Pope

posted by awelborn

During Angelus message, Pope welcomes IRA disarmament news.

The Theology of the Body

posted by awelborn

…considered by a Lutheran and an Orthodox theologian, David Hart, who wrote something controversial a while back in the WSJ – what was it? Ah yes, on theodicy and the tsunami. Well, here’s one of many good passages: John Paul’s […]

Leslie Burke

posted by awelborn

The name might ring a bell. He’s a British man with a progressive neurological disorder who has been battling with his country’s national health system out of the fear that once he loses the capacity to communicate, he will be […]

Losing Their Religion

posted by awelborn

Niall Ferguson on the decline of Christianity in Britain. He has no answers, being, as he says, a "materialist" himself, but it concerns him nonetheless. He begins by alluding to a conversation between one of the London bombers and a […]

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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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