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August 28, 2005 Archives

Angelus

posted by awelborn

The text of the Pope’s address today: Not only youth, but communities and their pastors also, should take note of a fact which is fundamental for evangelization: where God does not take first place, where he is not recognized and […]

And continuing with our Recusant Theme…

posted by awelborn

New book (about which I’ve been hearing for a while, I think) claims Shakespeare’s plays contained elaborate coded, political language: Far from being an ambitious entertainer who played down his Catholic roots under a repressive Elizabethan regime, Shakespeare took deliberate […]

Correction of the Day

posted by awelborn

From the Guardian, UK: Pope Benedict XVI, as Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, was a professor of fundamental theology, not, as we said in ‘We want to show Benedict we love him’ (News, last week) professor of fundamentalist theology. Fundamental theology deals […]

The Pope’s Daughter

posted by awelborn

Continuing our Renaissance theme…a NYT book review of a biography, not of Lucrezia Borgia, as you might expect, but of Felice Della Rovere, daughter of Julius II. In more than one sense Lucrezia Borgia and her father, Alexander VI, had […]

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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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