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August 9, 2005 Archives

Getting Down and Dirty

posted by awelborn

Husband of the secretary to the rector of St. Pat’s accuses them of having an affair A Westchester County man claims in court papers that the rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown has been having an affair with his […]

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Rights and Profits

posted by awelborn

In the WSJ, Manuel Miranda points out , via a piece on the Roberts/NARAL ad flap, that what NARAL fears isn’t the abridgement of rights, but more probably, the reduction in profits that abortion restrictions might bring

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No comparison?

posted by awelborn

David Gerlertner says Dobson was wrong, and so are those who are demanding an apology: Last week, James Dobson of Focus on the Family proved that he lacks sufficient control to be pitching in the major leagues of public discussion […]

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Meme’d

posted by awelborn

Matthew Lickona has tagged me with this meme: Name your three biggest non-reference books (excluding the Bible and text books). Name your three biggest reference books. Tag three others. By "biggest," we’re not looking for number of words. We’re looking […]

My son, disgusted

posted by awelborn

I swear, my oldest son continues to surprise. He gets so bent out of shape about things, I’m thinking that he has a future on cable tv news. Today he bent my ear for several minutes about this show on […]

Bag of Knees

posted by awelborn

Renaissance man John Farrell has a new film out called The Bag of Knees, a documentary about nursing (as in hospitals and such, not the other kind oft discussed here.)

The Medical World of Medieval Monks

posted by awelborn

Fascinating. From the BBC Evidence found at the ancient Soutra Hospital site, in Scotland, suggests the medieval Augustine monks also knew how to amputate limbs, fashion surgical instruments, induce birth, stop scurvy and even create hangover cures. The excavations at […]

Good Intentions

posted by awelborn

Really interesting post from Alicia the Midwife on Dr. John Hart, the Catholic whose work contributed to so many features of modern life…and not in a good way.

I know that…

posted by awelborn

..over at The Corner over the past few days there’s been massive discussion between Ramesh Ponnuru and John Podhoretz over life issues. Because I’ve been traveleing Ive not had the energy to scroll through it all. Is there anything I […]

On Nagasaki

posted by awelborn

Two posts: Ross Douhat But granting all this, I don’t see any acceptable theory of justice in war that allows for what we did to those two Japanese cities. If you want to scrap jus in bello entirely, and argue […]

Blowing up Lifers

posted by awelborn

Many of you already know about this story, but Dawn Eden’s got the goods on the (now removed from the website) Planned Parenthood fantasy about superheroes destroying pro-lifers. Now, I ask you, if the American Life League’s Web site featured […]

Tomorrow on Today

posted by awelborn

The word I got is, "7:39". Which I presume is Eastern time. So if you live in Central,  I guess that means..I don’t know. I know Today repeats itself, but I"m not sure what hours…. Update: Here’s what happened: A […]

The Sisters of Shanghai

posted by awelborn

Interesting article from Commonweal. Check out the sidebar, as well. It is an exciting time for the Presentation community. Since the government’s ban on religious orders was lifted twenty years ago, the Presentation sisters have been allowed to recruit actively. […]

The power of the Grey Lady

posted by awelborn

As much as we wish it weren’t so, the NYTimes has its power and its ways…I’ve had several calls for interviews since the NYTimes DVC flick article appeared. There’s a crew coming up from Indy right now to film me […]

Relief is in sight

posted by awelborn

When you’re gone for almost a week, there’s a lot of work awaiting upon your return. Top o’ the list for us was, THE PACKET – Katie’s school info packet, pickup for which was last week. Thanks to email she […]

Plumpy’Nut

posted by awelborn

Such a simple way to help starving children, with amazing results In the crowd of riotously dressed mothers clasping wailing, naked infants at a Doctors Without Borders feeding center just west of here, Taorey Asama, at 27 months, stands out […]

The public life of the fetus

posted by awelborn

A link to public radio discussion of the growing popularity of increasingly clear ultrasound imagery The reader who sent it remarks: It deals with the impact of fetal images on the popular culture.  Some have talked about fetal photography as […]

This Summer in the City

posted by awelborn

So, although my three oldest children have been to DC in recent years on their own visits to Grandfather and Hilary, this was our first, the enjoyment of which was greatly facilitated by extra hands to handle Joseph, who could […]

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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 ...

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