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January 1, 1970 Archives

Inspired

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes article on a new exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art: I am trying to figure out how the writer reads art and is able to distinguish between expressions of faith and aesthetic concerns. It seems that he […]

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Oh yes

posted by awelborn

Joseph did start preschool today. All day, no less. Nothing like having a mother throw you into the deep end for your first swimming lesson. I haven’t blogged about it yet because…I wanted to wait until the day was done. […]

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What Might Have Been

posted by awelborn

Professor Bainbridge on the Moment: It’s time for us conservatives to face facts. George W. Bush has pissed away the conservative moment by pursuing a war of choice via policies that border on the criminally incompetent. We control the White […]

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Just in case you’re wondering

posted by awelborn

Note to the rich people whose yard abuts ours: Your housepainters are playing stickball in your backyard. We’ll say it’s lunchtime and let it go at that.

Catholicism in Germany

posted by awelborn

The Pope had realistic, hopeful words for the German bishops: This means being a Church open to the future, and therefore one full of promise for coming generations. Young people, in fact, are not looking for a Church which panders […]

Blogging Sydney

posted by awelborn

This fellow wants us to start thinking about it! I’m game. My daughter is already speaking wistfully about maybe going…well, three years is long enough to plan, and sure…why not? What might be interesting is starting conversations with the Vatican […]

Various pope posts:

posted by awelborn

Brandon Evans has some final thoughts from Paris – his group had to leave the Papal Mass during the homily in order to make their flights Tim Drake reflects on the Pope: The most critical comment I heard, from the […]

Another step…

posted by awelborn

In the UK, screening embryos for the eye cancer gene

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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