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August 12, 2005 Archives

It’s about Jesus

posted by awelborn

Very interesting and pertinent piece by Sam Torode, convert from evangelicalism to Orthodoxy, on his renewed appreciation of the former I’m a grateful member of the Orthodox Church, and I’m happy to talk about the glories of this path as […]

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A Word With You

posted by awelborn

John Allen has an excellent WYD backgrounder today: why the gathering is important, and what to look for in terms of Benedict’s meetings and talks during the event: Third, youth are critical to a pope’s capacity to lift the church […]

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The Quality of Courage

posted by awelborn

Christopher Dickey in Newsweek on Pope Benedict and Europe: In the end, there were 74 children—Jewish kids, from the ages of 6 to 18, who in 1942 and 1943 fled from Germany, Austria and Yugoslavia as their parents disappeared into […]

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From the Ashes

posted by awelborn

Over the past week, Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix has made some waves. He had issued the decision – to ban abortion and gay-marriage supporting politicians from speaking at Catholic institutions – last December, but it surfaced again this past week, […]

Ad Multos Annos!

posted by awelborn

Prayers and good wishes to Domenico Bettinelli and Melanie Scott, to be married tomorrow!

The death of literary theory?

posted by awelborn

Dare we hope? And the second bit of good news came a few weeks ago with the publication of an anthology of antagonists of Theory, Theory’s Empire. This is a door-stopper of a book with essays by eminent and often […]

Lines, dissolving

posted by awelborn

Questions in England about a Catholic hosptial, a favorite of birthing celebrities, and its future plans St John and St Elizabeth, which was founded in 1856 by Cardinal Wiseman, already sub-lets part of its buildings to allow six NHS GPs […]

Liveblogging WYD

posted by awelborn

I’ll be pulling together those links this weekend – so if anyone has any to add, please post or email. Posting is better.

Associating

posted by awelborn

As some of you may know, Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests for Life is in the process of forming a Pro-Life society of priests, called Missionaries of the Gospel of Life The society will have a lay association, as Tim […]

Today’s episode

posted by awelborn

From the Daily News Philip DeFilippo grew suspicious when his wife began working long hours and left instructions to call only in an emergency when Clark took her on business trips to Lisbon, Portugal, and St. Bart’s in the Caribbean. […]

Again and again

posted by awelborn

The main threads of conversation about the Clark situation seem to have settled on the question of what does an incident like this mean for our faith? The question can be broken down into two more: 1) Does it discredit […]

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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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