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August 10, 2005 Archives

Catholic Girl Talk

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Check out this blog from students at the U. of Maryland

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Weigel digs Lickona and Judge

posted by awelborn

Congrats to Matthew Lickona and Mark Gavreau Judge for being touted by George Weigel in his most recent column! Having survived the silly season, Matthew Lickona and Mark Judge have built integral, exciting Catholic lives despite the collapse of intact […]

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The Myth of Hitler’s Pope

posted by awelborn

An interview with the author, Rabbi David Dalin Do you remember how you first became interested in the controversy about Pius XII’s actions during World War II? I’d always heard about Pius XII, but in 2000 . . . I […]

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Clerical Detectives

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A nice page introducing some favorites An article I wrote about this type of character several years ago – so please don’t complain about broken links within the text. Someday, when my children are grown, I’ll go back through everything […]

Welcome Code-Seekers

posted by awelborn

This post is for any and all who’ve sought me out based on recent buzzing about the Da Vinci Code movies. I’ll repost it at the top o’ the blog tomorrow night after the Paula Zahn show. …if you’ve gone […]

Small blessings

posted by awelborn

Well, someone has figured out how to get me on cable news without necessitating a trip to South Bend. I just returned from a local television station where I taped a segment for CNN’s Paula Zahn show that will air […]

How do you say “heh” in German?

posted by awelborn

Because this deserves it: Cologne Cardinal on WYD, Kung, and others In an in interview on the preparations for World Youth Day, the hosting archbishop, Cardinal Joachim Meisner of Cologne, said the event is a gathering for young people, not […]

Good news

posted by awelborn

From CT, how students from an evangelical high school built a clinic and more.. Eighteen-year-old Lauren Tomasik had a vision. This Wheaton Academy senior wanted to see her Christian high school raise $75,000 to build a medical clinic in Zambia […]

Terry Mattingly reports…

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That hell just got cooler. A NYtimes piece on the declared opponent to Hillary Clinton contains forbidden words in the lede: Jeanine F. Pirro, the new Republican challenger for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Senate seat, said yesterday that she opposed the […]

More on Msgr. Clark

posted by awelborn

The NYDaily News is all over the Clark allegations: A column A profile A news story, with many more details than the measured Times piece I’m not opening comments on this one yet because none of us know anything beyond […]

One more chance!

posted by awelborn

We’re naming this as the last day of our 30-day appeal. Please, if you haven’t think about buying one of our books to read yourself or to share with another person, someone in your parish, your pastor, your DRE…. Michael […]

No, I wasn’t there!

posted by awelborn

At those top-secret, high-level discussions with Sony, et al, that is. What a bust….10 seconds of my life and living room on the Today screen and totally inaccurate.  Piece said that I was "there" at the discussions – I never […]

Apologies not accepted

posted by awelborn

Augusta, GA priest in trouble for traveling to Japan to apologize for atomic bombings Fr. Robert Cushing has been relieved of his duties as his Augusta, Ga., parish because of negative backlash resulting from his decision to travel on a […]

Continuing Oddness in CT

posted by awelborn

The conflict between a priest and his bishop takes another turn: the priest is packed off to a convent and basically suspended The priest and the bishop have been at odds for over a year, with neither one agreeing on […]

Just let the Trappists make their beer

posted by awelborn

Trappist brewery overwhelmed For more than 160 years the Trappist monks at Saint Sixtus monastery in Flanders have been producing a rich, dark-brown, beer renowned for its exceptional flavour and strength. But an unexpected misfortune has befallen this reclusive community […]

Taking it to the streets

posted by awelborn

A Sun-Times article on last Friday’s Chicago Eucharistic procession.

Whoa now

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jim is on board with Radley Balko in this op-ed supporting parents who host underage drinking parties.  Fr. Jim says, We should be congratulating these parents, not arresting them. Pardon me, but…what have you been drinking? I don’t believe […]

Musing…

posted by awelborn

Here’s a questions for those of you familiar with the DC RC scene. I was wondering about the CUA/Georgetown worlds, and more specifically…ever the twain shall meet? Do these two worlds ever intersect? Do they acknowledge each other? Compete? Complement? […]

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Faith Mouse Working Papers

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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