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August 24, 2005 Archives

Last WYD notes

posted by awelborn

Some final thoughts that people have posted: The Roamin’ Roman was cold and wet and got sick, but still had some good moments. She also said, (apropos of someone’s remark here about the NYTIMES photo montage of WYDYouth) "everyone smokes […]

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Newmax, eh?

posted by awelborn

You know, I normally don’t read NewsMax anyway, but for some reason I get email alerts from them. Tonight’s caught my eye because it was about the Mel Gibson Passion thing at WYD in Sydney. Amazing that I had to […]

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Off to Toledo

posted by awelborn

later… Update: It’s later, and here I am, back where I started. And this was an actual little trip without my usual entourage. Michael held the fort, and did so quite well, it seems. The baby is crashed on the […]

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A slight omission

posted by awelborn

The press coverage of the fetal pain study left out something: Well, actually, the study itself left something out. In today’s Journal of the American Medical Association, five researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, review nearly 2,000 studies […]

Oh, this was funny:

posted by awelborn

A blogger’s lament: The blog originated in January as a catch basin for mental detritus, for the kind of stuff not good enough for print, but too good to waste on casual conversation or, worse, mere thinking. But this spring […]

Just Say No

posted by awelborn

Ted Olsen links to stories related to the growing hostility to abstinence among those who deal with teens and othe populations. Back in the day, "underage sex" was sometimes referred to as statutory rape. But this isn’t the only form […]

And your name is?

posted by awelborn

Blogger Defensor Veritas points out a little problem with a blog post by Protestant apologist James White in response to Karl Keating. I don’t often dig into these kinds of disputes because they’re always really complicated, but this one is […]

Speaking of Sculptors

posted by awelborn

An interesting little Zenit article on a Japanese sculptor who found faith via the study of the work of Gaudi

Blogging around:

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi notes the errors in a letter purporting to note errors about the Tridentine liturgy (Indiana link, btw) The Catholic Girls at U. of MD are working through Ratzinger’s In the Beginning…appropriate considering all the recent ID talk A […]

Long way to go..

posted by awelborn

Scary things. From a reader: An alarming experience I thought you’d appreciate: I am taking the "Education for Ministry’ class offered by the Diocese of XXXXX.  Last week, as I was waiting patiently for the Old Testament teacher to arrive […]

Steubenville Talk

posted by awelborn

As part of their spirituality package, a short piece on Franciscan U. at Steubenville What’s nice is to see a piece in which young people express dissatisfaction with simply going to Mass out of a sense of routine, and then […]

How many Catholics

posted by awelborn

A projection of growth and decline over the next few decades: The 10 countries forecast to have the greatest numerical increases in their Catholic populations by 2050 include Congo, the Philippines, Mexico, Brazil, the United States, Nigeria, Uganda, Colombia, Argentina, […]

Consecrated

posted by awelborn

A very nice piece in the Detroit paper about a consecrated virgin and her life. Consecrated Virgins.org

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