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August 15, 2005 Archives

Gather us in….

posted by awelborn

So sorry. Couldn’t resist. Click on photos for details. Oh, and in other news, Fr. Georg is up and about and looking hale. Healthy fellows, these Ratzinger boys.

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Did you catch the Pope movie?

posted by awelborn

Or rather, the before-he-was-Pope film, on the Hallmark channel? (This is the one that was shown to Benedict and others a couple of months ago). I saw parts of it – it seemed quite good. I particularly enjoyed the LDS […]

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Sister Gets it Done

posted by awelborn

Nun protests filming of DVC at Lincoln Cathedral Sister Mary, robed in brown habit and blue veil, told The Times that the central thesis of the book was drawn from an old gnostic heresy that she first became aware of […]

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Providential

posted by awelborn

The Roamin’ Roman, on her way to Cologne, was able to visit, along with her group, the home of Bl. Pier Giorgio Frassati and meet his sister! (Photos at the blog. The sister will be 103 years old in a […]

Life is good…

posted by awelborn

When you discover that you can sit up, clap and scream all at the same time!

All of you SF readers

posted by awelborn

…will be interested in Patrick Brennan’s post at MOJ about the struggle over St. Brigid’s, closed, and now sold to a university and to be used as an arts and community center. Brennan’s perspective is of one involved with the […]

WYDBlogging

posted by awelborn

Lots of links below, but I want to draw your attention in particular to Tim Drake who is writing up a storm over there. Lots and lots of good and interesting stuff.

Losing her religion

posted by awelborn

As part of the SF paper’s "Finding my religion" series, they interview former SNL star Julia Sweeney, who has moved from Catholicism to atheism, done a one-woman show about it, and has a book forthcoming It’s an interesting interview, with […]

Give the man a hammer

posted by awelborn

Because he’s good at nailing things: Ramesh Ponnuru on dropping the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and its contemporary conservative apologists: To increase tolerance for "collateral damage" — a move that Boot implicitly raises, though he does not endorse it […]

We don’t know what’s good for us

posted by awelborn

Katha Pollitt in the Nation, excoriates Feminists for Life because, you know, abortion is necessary for women’s selfhood. If she can live to find a self. NEW DELHI – It’s a scenario that’s hit India straight in the gut. Some […]

My Man Mitch

posted by awelborn

Former OMB director under Bush and now governor of Indiana Mitch Daniels, is under fire for letting Planned Parenthood rent out the governor’s mansion for a party. Thursday evening, the group that advocates for family planning, contraception and abortion rights […]

The Assumption of Mary

posted by awelborn

Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio has a helpful, brief introduction to the feast The Pope’s words at the Angelus: On today’s feast of the Assumption, we contemplate the mystery of the passing of Mary from this world to Paradise: we may say […]

Have you heard everything?

posted by awelborn

I think not, if you’ve not yet read Tom at Donegal Express’s explanation of the real hidden meaning of Harry Potter….

In case you missed them:

posted by awelborn

Two weekend posts worth checking out: A "post your story" kind of thread about why you like and appreciate your local parish. My collection of WYD coverage and blogging links, which will be hot-linked over there on the right for […]

That Woodward piece

posted by awelborn

Over at Get Relgion, they’ve posted the text of that Kenneth Woodward piece on abortion language and the NYTimes.

Aborting Logic

posted by awelborn

At Mirror of Justice, Rick Garnett has good commentary on a piece in the London Times yesterday decrying U.S.-funded anti-abortion efforts in Europe. Women’s groups in Europe [rg:  presumably, "pro-abortion-rights women’s groups] contend that antiabortion positions have been promoted by […]

Catholic Sensibility

posted by awelborn

Some of you might not know that commentor Todd, has a blog, and further, that commentor Neil Dhingra contributes quite interesting posts to that blog: Here, for example, Neil examines the role of a 17th century bishop, especially in the […]

Menace on the F-Train

posted by awelborn

Nice little piece from NCR(eporter) about an encounter on the NY subway. There I was, minding my own business. I was alone in New York City subway car — the F-train, to be specific — reading St. Teresa of Avila’s […]

Hidden talents..

posted by awelborn

…of commentors. For you enjoyment, I present to you this web page featuring the art of regular commentor hieronymous. It’s really fascinating stuff..

Fighting at the Feast

posted by awelborn

Fight breaks out at Ohio shrine Fights broke out during the annual Feast of the Assumption pilgrimage in Carey Sunday afternoon at the Our Lady of Consolation Shrine. The religious event is supposed to bring thousands of people together to […]

Let me count the ways…

posted by awelborn

…in which I appreciate this Pope. Number 73: this interview with Vatican Radio: “ Holy Father, can you tell me what you would like to transmit to the youth of the world? What is the main issue you would like […]

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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

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