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January 1, 1970 Archives

Someone asked…

posted by awelborn

..about the propriety, etc. of posting and discussing the Monsignor Clark situation. Long-time readers could probably write my answer for me. This is a newsy-kind of blog, I guard comments very, very carefully, etc. But as I was perusing my […]

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Changing Times?

posted by awelborn

Malkin rounds up the news on the NARAL/Roberts ad debacle. With an unintentionally humorous quote from a Milwaukee SJournal ntinel editorial: So defamatory was the TV spot that some abortion-rights groups joined conservatives in rejecting it. As a result of […]

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MoviePopeNews

posted by awelborn

Vatican steps in to help actor who played JPII in film airing tomorrow night on Hallmark a visa Ian Holm is out, John Voight is in, as John Paul in CBS movie

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A Second Womb

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes Magazine article about a psychologist working to improve the cognitive futures of premature babies by making life in NICU more like the womb Als also encourages N.I.C.U. doctors and nurses to ensure that the babies experience long periods […]

Dear God…

posted by awelborn

Another article on the Sisters of Mary of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, this one from the Detroit Free-Press. Rather unusual for a newspaper article, considering it is structured as a prayer… Dear God: How do you capture the soul […]

“I love my parish because…”

posted by awelborn

Well, actually I don’t, but that’s not the point. I mean – it’s fine, and it’s good, but my fundamental lack of ability to engage with some of the discussions we have here is that, as an only child raised […]

Remember…

posted by awelborn

…everyone is fighting a great battle…This from a reader who hopes for our prayers for this family: Our good friends, the Browns, are going through the crucible right now.I’m sure you remember, the Browns are a family that converted in […]

Tarnished Ticket

posted by awelborn

Finally caught Charlie and the Chocolate Factory today. Katie had seen it  a month ago, but this was our first chance to take Joseph, who has been talking about this movie for..a month. Here’s what I thought: Echoing the opinions […]

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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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