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August 26, 2005 Archives

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 […]

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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 Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

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 Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

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 minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »


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