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August 31, 2005 Archives

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 […]

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 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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