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August 2, 2005 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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? 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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