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September 2, 2005 Archives

One parish…

posted by awelborn

in NC got mobilized to send over $25,000 worth of stuff: Julie Hoffman said that since Thursday morning they had collected or purchased between $25,000 and $50,000 worth of goods by 2 p.m. Friday. Officials will collect supplies from 8 […]

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What to do

posted by awelborn

It is a given that what most relief agencies want and need right now is money. Anyone who has ever worked in relief can tell you stories about the oddly inappropriate material donations they have received, and what a hassle […]

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Benedictine Help

posted by awelborn

Dear Amy:  I was hoping that you might be able to help us spread the word that students who were enrolled at the private colleges affected by the hurricane are welcome here at BC (we will be waiving tuition for […]

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Helping in Mississippi

posted by awelborn

A reader writes: I spoke with Marilyn at Catholic Social Services of the Archdiocese of Mobile.  She said that donations in kind are needed at Catholic Charities in Jackson, MS, because "in Mississippi, everyone headed north."  She said they need […]

What the Catholic Church can do:

posted by awelborn

The suggestions are coming in: I just emailed my chancery office and suggested that the empty rectories in our diocese be offered to displaced families in the South. We have one here in our town and it is furnished, sitting […]

Word From Rome

posted by awelborn

Here: Much discussion on the B16-Fellay meeting, including an interview with SSPX #2 man Fr. Schmidberger, who laid out the problems: Then, Schmidberger said, "We have to have serious conversations about the Second Vatican Council." "There are many points we […]

Send stuff…

posted by awelborn

To St. Vincent de Paul in Houston: (from the comments) I spoke with a woman at the Houston St. Vincent de Paul this morning, and she said its indeed okay to ship needed items in to them. She said as […]

Life and Death of a city

posted by awelborn

Michael Leeden at NRO on New Orlean’s historic dance with death The combination of a rich culture of death with the looming threat of catastrophe is an intoxicating mélange for the spirit, and it no doubt explains why so many […]

Faith and Pastoral Counseling Survey

posted by awelborn

A Catholic researcher is doing a study and would very much appreciate a few minutes of your time to help out: You are invited to participate in an online study examining Catholic and Protestant attitudes toward integrating religious faith and […]

Hey

posted by awelborn

…if you were in any way inspired by this blog to contribute to relief, The Truth Laid Bear wants you to log it here. (No, not just for this blog, but for the total blog-effort) By the way, the Diocese […]

The PA Provocateur

posted by awelborn

An NCR profile of Sen. Rick Santorum Following George W. Bush’s 2004 victory, there was considerable talk in conservative circles of a Santorum 2008 presidential bid. Today, Santorum downplays the speculation, saying that familial and senatorial obligations preclude him from […]

The big picture…

posted by awelborn

Michelle Malkin has put up a good post with a number of links to stories and information about areas along the Gulf Coast affected Speaking of these communities, I saw, I think on CNN, a reporter who’d toured one of […]

Mexico in Illinois

posted by awelborn

A new shrine area at Our Lady of Snows The statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe – as the Mexican version of the Virgin Mary is known – and its surroundings make up one of the many devotional areas at […]

Astrodome closes…

posted by awelborn

Accepts about 11,000, declares that’s it…about half of what was projected. Update: Reopened…this from the Lone Star Times, which is liveblogging from the Astrodome.

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