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January 1, 1970 Archives

No stemming the tide?

posted by awelborn

Forgot to mention that I was listening to the Diane Rehm show on Monday, during our mad rush to get ready to leave, and was glad to hear that on a program about embryo – destructive stem cell research, she […]

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All the news that’s unfit to print

posted by awelborn

There has, as there usually is, much abuse-related news the past week. The Rochester priest arrested on abuse charges pled not guilty. The permanent deacon in Hawaii accused of abuse was released on bail. The Portland Archdiocese has named parishioners […]

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Blind Eyes

posted by awelborn

An article, originally from the NYTimes, about Allied awareness of hints of the Holocaust The report is haunted by what-ifs, tantalizing hints, desperate pleas, heroic rescues and by what, in retrospect, can seem like bureaucratic indifference. It also offers a […]

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Not Just Us Catholics, part XXIV

posted by awelborn

Internet Monk with sad photos of a UM church in Gary. (Demographic inevatiblities…yes. I’m a realist on that score because I’ve lived in the South, where church and parochial school construction can’t keep up with the demand. But it’s always […]

Get together…everybody

posted by awelborn

Or not. An interesting, but odd little piece in a Chicago-area paper about an ecumenical service with an underwhelming turnout It  was deja vu all over again for the Forest Park Ministerium at the Ecumenical Healing Service held at St. […]

Bells Over Nagasaki

posted by awelborn

An article about a playwright/actor who is doing a one-man play, in the style of Noh drama, on Dr. Takashi Nagai When an atomic bomb exploded in Nagasaki, Japan, Aug. 9, 1945, Dr. Takashi Nagai was at the medical college […]

Chocolate, Pizza and Gelato

posted by awelborn

Okay, the diet can restart next week. Actually, I only ate little bits – more of the pink grapefruit sorbetto than anything else. Mmmmm. So yes, we did a very quick tour at Hershey’s – it was free, and would […]

Susan Torres update

posted by awelborn

A statement from the family: > Mrs. Susan Torres gave birth at 8:18 am on Tuesday, August 2, 2005 to> Susan Anne Catherine Torres.  The baby weighs 1 pound 13 ounces and> measures 13 1/2 inches long.  There were no […]

And yes..

posted by awelborn

We are doing a booksigning at the Basilica Shrine of the Immaculate Conception book store on DC on Sunday from 1:30-3:30 – I hope to meet many of you there!

One reason I’m here:

posted by awelborn

I’ll be speaking for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s Theology on Tap program on Thursday: August 4Will the REAL Jesus Please Stand Up? Why the Truth about Jesus Matters for You.Speaker: Amy Welborn (click here to learn more!)Author of many Catholic […]

Everyone’s talking about..

posted by awelborn

Hitchens on Roberts If Roberts is confirmed there will be quite a bloc of Catholics on the court. Scalia, Kennedy, and Thomas are strong in the faith. Is it kosher to mention these things? The Constitution rightly forbids any religious […]

For everything there is a season

posted by awelborn

Clayton Emmer on Archbishop Flynn and the notorious parish, St. Joan of Arc. More specifically, on the question of "Why doesn’t the Archbishop do something?" Clayton (who has lived in that Archdiocese) has some thoughts on picking our battles.

Now coming to you from somewhere east/north of Philly.

posted by awelborn

Everyone’s wiped out. Partly because no one slept well last night. We did just a tiny bit at Hershey on the way over – whatever was free – and that was enough to entertain a four-year old, believe me. So […]

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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 »

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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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