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August 26, 2005 Archives

5 days down, 2515 to go

posted by awelborn

I think it was Wednesday, when I dropped Joseph off at school, I felt this surge of guilt. You have just started a little boy, I thought, on the beginnings of a 14-year prison term. Good for you. (Yeah, homeschooling. […]

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Silent Cries?

posted by awelborn

From an Australian television station, ultrasound record of a "foetal cry" – an unborn baby reacting to audio stimulus with what certainly looks like…crying. Via Off the Record

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The Cardinal’s Hat

posted by awelborn

I finally finished reading this book, while waiting at the DMV or whatever they call it here (I actually don’t mind experiences like that – the DMV is the great leveler. Everyone’s there, because you can’t have your nanny go […]

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They love women

posted by awelborn

…and their money. Planned Parenthood made sweetheart deal with RU-486  morning after-pill manufacturer? (My bad on the original post. Sorry!)

Meeting of Minds?

posted by awelborn

Some of the other RC blogs are abuzz with the meeting, scheduled for Monday, between Pope Benedict XVI and Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the Fraternity of the Society of St. Pius X. Rocco Palmo has questions for those who […]

The Epiphany of the Catechist Pope

posted by awelborn

From Chiesa, but not by Magister, a litte more theological…but still excellent: Gently, but firmly, Benedict XVI unveiled, there upon the heights of the hillside of Marienfeld, the convergence of a series of essential symbols within the host – a […]

The Daniel of Religious Rights

posted by awelborn

An excellent Christianity Today profile of Nina Shea, of the the Center for Religous Freedom, tireless and heroic fighter for human rights and religious freedom. In Haiti, Shea met a Dutch priest and former classics professor who was starting schools […]

Intriguing Career Path

posted by awelborn

For the new bishop of the Antiochean Orthodox Christian Archdiocese Born in Indiana and raised a Roman Catholic, His Grace Mark Maymon is the first convert to be elevated to the rank of bishop in the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese […]

Hmmm

posted by awelborn

I would tell y’all that I’m going to go out and get my driver’s license renewed.. ..but now I’m sort of afraid to…

The Tablet Reports

posted by awelborn

A general report on Benedict at WYD An editorial: It was by undertaking a spiritual journey towards Jesus Christ – he used repeatedly the metaphor of the Three Magi, whose relics are said to lie in Cologne Cathedral – that […]

Words, Words

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s Word from Rome is up From one large gathering to the next – last week it was WYD, this week, Allen reports extensively on the annual meeting of Communion and LIberation in Rimini – quite interesting. Communion and […]

In Print

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi of 10 Reasons is 2 for 2 – has an op-ed in the Cincy paper, and a letter in the WSJ today!

Hold Steady

posted by awelborn

Jim Manney of the Catholic book publishing blog People of the Book sends along this link to an All Things Considered piece on a band called The Hold Steady, rockers with music dense with pop culture and Catholic and Biblical […]

Set-up?

posted by awelborn

Argentine bishop resigns in light of sex tape; claims he was set up. The scandal broke over the weekend with newspaper reports that the Vatican had received a copy of a videotape showing Juan Carlos Maccarone, 64, the bishop of […]

Homeless

posted by awelborn

I always like to learn new things. In this article, I learned that the Eritrean Orthodox community in Minneapolis-St. Paul is about to lose its home in a now unused RC Church (because it will probably be sold to the […]

Purposeful Questions

posted by awelborn

Interesting little piece by Alan Wolfe in today’s WSJ about Rick Warren’s Rwanda effort. As he should, Wolfe gives full and admiring props to the project. But: My single greatest fear is that Mr. Warren and his followers will draw […]

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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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