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January 1, 1970 Archives

Okay

posted by awelborn

If anyone wants to have me come speak in New York between October and February…thanks! Or, I could just try to be a lot less self-indulgent and just a bit holier,  like the POD Dominicans…

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Remember the Wicca?

posted by awelborn

The parents who were told by a judge they couldn’t share their Wicca religion with their son received a different decision this week: The court declared that a Marion County judge erred in approving a divorce decree last year that […]

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The next step

posted by awelborn

Fetal tissues heals burns.. One fetus could theoretically provide material for hundreds or thousands of burn victims, although Hohlfeld said he suspected that would not remove some people’s objections to the use of tissue from an aborted fetus. Some people. […]

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Responding in Niger

posted by awelborn

What Catholic agencies are doing

Another WYD Blog

posted by awelborn

This one from a German public broadcaster. TV? Radio? I dunno. Thank goodness the next one’s in Australia. Some nice photos. And if anyone can tell me what the albed and bishop-type people are doing with their arms on that […]

TeacherBlog

posted by awelborn

Please go check out this blog from a Catholic high school teacher who comments here, but is blogging anonymously in case her students ever try to Google her, which is highly likely. It’s very funny – she’s really an excellent […]

Summing up the day:

posted by awelborn

John Allen files the first of his reports as well as a correspondent’s notebook: Yet among some of the American delegates, there was evidence Thursday that Benedict XVI’s call to a full-bodied, unapologetic version of Catholicism resonated. "As Joseph Cardinal […]

Grace and a Frozen Turkey

posted by awelborn

A different sort of New York story: In an incredible act of forgiveness, the Long Island woman whose face was shattered when a 20-pound turkey was thrown through her windshield came face-to-face yesterday with the prankster who did it — […]

At the Corner

posted by awelborn

Jonah Goldberg asks: Why shouldn’t the Catholic Church bring back its army? Hold on, hold on. I’m serious — at least insofar as I’m seriously asking the question. I’m not saying they should use an army for crusades for new […]

Varia

posted by awelborn

Tim Drake continues to report (how is he doing this? Some handheld wireless thingy?) Rocco’s got the goods on the Pope’s entourage in Cologne Live, unfiltered feed from Vatican TV – no commentary, just visuals And, to get another view, […]

Talk Texts

posted by awelborn

Come back to the post during the day as I post the texts of various talks today. If you find a link before I get back, please post! The Pope’s address at the Cologne Airport The Pope’s address on the […]

Pope on a Boat!

posted by awelborn

Go to the EWTN site for live streaming coverage He looks very happy, surrounded by young people, riding down the river… An account of his opening remarks: "I am happy to be with them, to confirm their faith and to […]

Updating Catholicism

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi has a good piece on CE today about Catholic Updates I was particularly miffed by the July/August Update that Rich mentions – I saw it in our parish and simply could not believe it, although I could very […]

A German recipe for sardines

posted by awelborn

The reports that I’m reading on bloggers who are managing to update indicate that transportation is an enormous problem, as is food (the pilgrims are given tickets which they hand in for meals – apparently the lines are very long […]

Spirited Talk

posted by awelborn

Loyola Press has inaugurated a new program called Spirited Talk: Welcome to SpiritedTalk.org. Please become one of our Loyola Press Advisors. Join our unique online community of people willing to share their thoughts and ideas about Catholic life and faith. […]

Juventutem

posted by awelborn

An article on the gathering of traditionalist youth at WYD, which includes, as Papabile points out, a Missa Brevis composed in memory of John Paul II by…John Tavener. How fascinating – I’d love to hear that, and I hope Tavener’s […]

Clark’s side

posted by awelborn

From the NY CBS station: In July, the two of them spent five hours together at the White Sands Motel in Amagansett, caught on video by a private eye hired by Laura’s husband. But a source tells CBS 2’s Tony […]

My son likes superheros

posted by awelborn

Click on photo for details. Many more photos here. Tim Drake reports.

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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