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January 1, 1970 Archives

“This is the real thing”

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Meissner’s homily at the opening Mass in Cologne, here: We all have only one life. We are not granted a probationary period, free of responsibilities, like we are when we gain our driving licenses. We all set out on […]

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Brother Roger slain..

posted by awelborn

Founder of Taize slain: That article says it was a man who stabbed Brother Roger during a liturgy, but the wires cited at Whispers in the Loggia say it was a woman. Quite sad… More here. The statement on the […]

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Supersize Me, Jesus

posted by awelborn

A reflection on the megachurch, using T.D. Jakes as a starting point: Obviously, Jakes himself can’t do what the preacher did when I was growing up: write and deliver every sermon and visit every elderly shut-in and preside at prayer […]

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Greetings From Cologne

posted by awelborn

Fr. Brian Stanley, commentor here and pastor of St. Charles Borromeo in Coldwater, MI, writes: First of all, German keyboards are a pain — the z and the y are switched around and it makes me stop to think. But […]

Someone needs to explain something to me

posted by awelborn

What I don’t understand about the Christian argument against Intelligent Design sort of things (even beyond the "theory" to the whole concept) is this: Is the Aristotelean/Thomist, etc Argument from Design dead, then? Is that what you’re saying? I agree […]

Oh, we need another 100+ thread today

posted by awelborn

So I’ll post some recent articles on Intelligent Design, ‘kay? Leon Wieseltier in TNR The cunning souls who propound intelligent design are playing with fire, because they have introduced intelligence into the discussion. It is a standard to which they, […]

Ministers of Annoyance

posted by awelborn

If you were confused by the press coverage of the disruption of the celebrations of the Feast of the Assumption at the shrine in Carey, Ohio, you’re not alone. However, David Hartline of the Catholic Report took a trip over […]

He’s back!

posted by awelborn

The Papabile blog has re-opened shop.

Good morning, Cologne!

posted by awelborn

Tim Drake continues his valiant coverage of WD, including the opening press conference Here’s a link to live streaming coverage…says it’s "English"…but right now, English sounds a lot like German.

Romanian Pilgrimage

posted by awelborn

100,00 flock to icon: More than 100,000 people converged on an ancient monastery in the hills of northwest Romania on Monday to kiss an icon many believe has miraculous healing powers. Believers, many of whom walked to the monastery, began […]

Wisconsin Catholics doing good

posted by awelborn

Two stories today: Twinning with a parish in Peru Place of Grace: a Catholic Worker house in LaCrosse

Previous Posts

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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