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January 1, 1970 Archives

From a Sculptor:

posted by awelborn

She writes: Under the title of your entry ‘ Inspired’ (august 22, 2005) is a comment from Maureen. Her entry ends with: ‘I suspect we’ll see a big crop of great Christian writers and artists from out of Eastern Europe. […]

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Thanks again

posted by awelborn

Specter Supporters, and you know Who You Are: The House and the Senate are again at odds over whether or not to offer comprehensive protection for hospitals, medical personnel and insurance companies that do not want to pay for or […]

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Curial Changes in the air?

posted by awelborn

Papabile says: The first ten days of September will leave everyone’s head spinning. There’s a major reorg coming…. Whispers concurs: Combine those with reports from three continents that certain prelates have already been given happy news and are preparing for […]

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In search of the spiritual

posted by awelborn

The Newsweek cover package this week on spirituality Whatever is going on here, it’s not an explosion of people going to church. The great public manifestations of religiosity in America today—the megachurches seating 8,000 worshipers at one service, the emergence […]

God and Science

posted by awelborn

Different views in the scientific community: When you are searching for truth you should use every possible avenue, including revelation," said Dr. Murray, who is a member of the Pontifical Academy, which advises the Vatican on scientific issues, and who […]

Welcome Mat?

posted by awelborn

Seminary visitation will begin next month. Anyone who was involved or witnessed the last round in ’89 – do you think this one will be different?

Calling Brother Roger

posted by awelborn

You may recall me blogging about a riot at an Assumption pilgrimage at the Our Lady of Consolation shrine in Carey, Ohio. Well, the full picture of the events is taking shape: An article in which law enforcement describes what […]

Brother Roger’s Funeral

posted by awelborn

There is much detail at the Taize website, including a list of those attending, including Cardinal Kaspar.

Well, this is helpful

posted by awelborn

A SFGate compilation of a good number of European press reactions to WYD and Pope’s visit.

A small step

posted by awelborn

Catholic hospital opens in North Korea The Rason International Catholic Hospital opened on August 5, 2005, in Rason, Hamgyeongbuk-do province, eastern North Korea. The hospital was built with the assistance of the Catholic International Cooperation Medical Service and thanks to […]

Good words

posted by awelborn

Jews and Muslims have mostly postive words for the Pope. "Finally a pope who, before a Muslim delegation, condemns Islamic-rooted terrorism without exception," Italy’s leading Islamic commentator, Magdi Allam, wrote in the Corriere della Sera daily, saying Benedict’s speech amounted […]

What happens at WYD, stays at WYD!

posted by awelborn

Belgian nun gets in trouble for WYD dancing If you go here, you should be able to see the photo in question. Yeah, that would be a little problematic to Mother Superior! (Blog headline credit to Patrick Rothwell)

Ah yes

posted by awelborn

Pat Robertson advocates assassinating Chavez “We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability,” Robertson said yesterday on the television program “The 700 Club,” AP reported. The cleric founded […]

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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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