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August 4, 2005 Archives

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posted by awelborn

Consider this: the Da Vinci Code, despite its calumny against the church, was not deemed to be too controversial to turn into a film.  There is another book that has attracted the attention of screenwriters, and by most estimates, would […]

I don’t think this is new…

posted by awelborn

…but it’s still interesting. After all, in my years in and out and through the rural South, a startling number of the physicans I knew were Filipino. But this article says there’s a trend for Filipino doctors to re-train and […]

Invincible Ignorance?

posted by awelborn

A WSJ piece wonders about journalists and the Constitution John Roberts will be the fourth Roman Catholic on the current Supreme Court, but only the 10th Catholic among the 109 justices who’ve served in the high court’s 215-year history. A […]

Oh, that whole Philadelphia thing

posted by awelborn

We didn’t get to spend as much time in town as I liked. We spent a bit more time at CMN this morning – it was pretty empty when we were there because Santorum was speaking to the crowd elsewhere. […]

The school is cursed…

posted by awelborn

I used to teach at a school that had so many problems, one of the teachers was convinced it had been built over a native American burial ground and was haunted for that very reason. New principals every year, soap-opera […]

On the road..

posted by awelborn

Argentine bishops starts process: The archbishop of Buenos Aires started the beatification process for three priests and two seminarians killed in the 1970s during Argentina’s “Dirty War,” Vatican Radio said Thursday, seeking to have them declared martyrs for their faith. […]


posted by awelborn

In America, church historian John Jay Hughes review two of the new B16 books – Allen’s on the election, and Robert Moynihan’s intro to the Pope. It’s only available to subscribers, but it’s a favorable review (and I’ve read the […]

Best Speaking Engagement Ever!

posted by awelborn

Really – this was great. Theology on Tap, sponsored by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia Young Adult Ministry. Well over a hundred folks on the bottom floor of an Irish pub – totally engaged with the matters at hand, great questions, […]

Remember, if you’re in Philly:

posted by awelborn

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

The Awakening

posted by awelborn

Over a week ago, the WaPo ran this lengthy piece on Sarah Scantlin, severely injured in an accident twenty years ago, Sarah, lying in this bed nearly 20 years, brain-damaged, blank, speechless, immobile, staring out the same window. Couldn’t talk […]

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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?
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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 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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