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August 31, 2005 Archives

The Right to Life in Missouri

posted by awelborn

Cuts to Medicaid define feeding tubes and respirators as "optional." Patients who are losing feeding tubes and other equipment have been told they can file appeals. But the results to date are less than encouraging. As of last Wednesday, 1,048 […]

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Just a few observations

posted by awelborn

…and an open thread for any Katrina-related topic except natural theology. 1) Earlier today, Jonah Goldberg, whom I admire, posted this at The Corner: JOKE NO LONGER [Jonah Goldberg ] Posted at 11:25 AM Everyone knows the 50 different versions […]

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Heard on NPR

posted by awelborn

…in a phone interview with a reporter wandering the Gulf coast: Everyone’s lost everything, and no one knows what to do next.

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Refugee Resettlement

posted by awelborn

It’s clear now that this is what is going to be required, on a massive scale. It will be a story to follow and a cause to support any way we can – half a million people displaced for months. […]

And for my next trick…

posted by awelborn

Mark’s got his book finished on one Mary, and I’ve got to hunker down and spend the next month finishing my book on another – a book on Mary Magdalene to be published by OSV next spring (gee…I wonder about […]

The bishop responds

posted by awelborn

Bishop Olmsted of Phoenix recently responded, via an op-ed piece, to critics of his policies on politicians, Catholic teaching, and Catholic institutions: To do this by actions as well as by words underlines the seriousness of these teachings and the […]

Of Cassocks and Kings

posted by awelborn

Papabile remarks on a Whapping post on cassocks at ND, and offers some historical info, of which I was not at all aware…about what the Second and Thirdt Plenary Councils of Baltimore decreed in re/the garb.

The Council of Bologna

posted by awelborn

Magister profiles a new summary of a massive history of V2: This Socratic role of the Bologna “workshop” seems to be even more accentuated in the “Brief History.” And this role concerns both the unfolding of the Council and its […]

On a much lighter note..

posted by awelborn

RP sends this along, about the evangelical Christian presence on the Boston Red Sox They gathered in a makeshift house of God — a brick-walled retreat in Fenway Park otherwise reserved for postgame interviews — and prayed for dead and […]

Meanwhile in Baghdad..

posted by awelborn

Panic and tragedy..

Meanwhile in N. Ireland…

posted by awelborn

Catholic schools have been subject to a series of attacks.

LIttle Sisters

posted by awelborn

The Little SIsters of the Poor undertook the difficult task of moving their nursing home residents from NO to Baton Rouge Seminarians caring for sick and elderly who came to St. Joseph’s in Covington (btw that’s where Walker Percy is […]

Number 8

posted by awelborn

I think this one makes 8 languages into which De-Coding’s been translated. Serbian. Yup. Haven’t seen it, but I just got a note from a journalist in Montenegro, asking for an interview. So, since my book is in both Croatian […]

Wednesday Audience

posted by awelborn

Today, Benedict used Psalm 126 as the ocassion to reflect on the blessing of children. The full text is here, only in Italian at this point (Zenit will have it up later, I’m sure), and here’s the English snippet they […]

One NO Resident…

posted by awelborn

Is Raymond Arroyo of EWTN. Last night, he was interviewed by Aaron Brown on CNN: Last week, Raymond Arroyo had a home, a flourishing family restaurant in New Orleans and a brand new baby girl. Today his daughter is 14 […]

Dear God

posted by awelborn

This is what I meant by what the human beings can do to an already distressed, terminal city

What’s Gone

posted by awelborn

A Knight-Ridder wire story on what’s gone from the Mississippi coastline now…

Previous Posts

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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