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September 5, 2005 Archives

It’s a big country

posted by awelborn

I’m really fascinated by the reports I’m hearing of the now very rapid mass relocation of evacuees around the country. Here’s a USA Today article about the general wave that’s going out there, with some interesting anecdotes of creative, energetic […]

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Tin Ears Club

posted by awelborn

Everyone who opens their mouths these days are liable to win one, it seems. From the president’s hopes for Trent Lott’s rebuilt house and his high praise of "Brownie," to his mother’s Marie Antoinette Moment (as Andrew Sullivan called it) […]

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Not just the gov’ment

posted by awelborn

Faith-based groups in GA say Red Cross is hampering relief ATLANTA – Several local ministers and activists on Monday criticized a Red Cross they say has been unresponsive, unconnected and unhelpful to the hundreds of Hurricane Katrina evacuees adrift in […]

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Oversold?

posted by awelborn

A proponent of embryo-destructive stem cell research in Britain tells the truth: Britain is the first country in the west to authorise by law the use of embryos left over from fertility treatment for such research. Leading US scientists have […]

Okay guys

posted by awelborn

Both Whispers and Papabile are dropping cute, veiled, aggravating hints about CHANGES and such. It’s clear that the much anticipated Curial shifts are about to be announced, and perhaps some long-awaited episcopal announcements, as well. Tune in first thing tomorrow.

Blessed be

posted by awelborn

5 canonizations on 10/23, 17 beatifications (handled by Cardinals or others, either locally or in Rome) announced, the latter group including Charles de Foucauld. Interesting how the AP puts "martyrs" in scare quotes in relation to the Spanish Civil War…

Keeping in touch

posted by awelborn

The NO Archdiocese has a forum up and running where information is being traded on the whereabouts of priests, employees and so on, and the status of parishes, schools and other institutions. What an amazing and helpful thing this Internet […]

Crisis in Covington

posted by awelborn

Can anyone with contacts in the area get to the Red Cross, FEMA, or go help themselves? Report: there is a potentially horrendous situation developing at the Carmelite Convent in Covington, Louisiana. They need immediate help from someone in the […]

Pitching in

posted by awelborn

Do read the comments in this thread, as Fr. Brian Stanley keeps us updated on what his parish is doing to help evacuees who’ve been relocated to a local military base

And another…

posted by awelborn

Yesterday’s NYTimes piece on some judges recusing themselves from parental-notification cases A pregnant teenager went to the grand and imposing county courthouse here early in the summer, saying she wanted an abortion. The circuit court judge refused to hear the […]

One kind of recusant

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi has a good Amazon Listmania list going..

Another Catholic College in the South

posted by awelborn

Southern Catholic College finally opens in GA We are very excited to welcome our first class," said Jeremiah Ashcroft, president of Southern Catholic. "We also are very thankful for all the support we have received to bring the vision of […]

Log on!

posted by awelborn

The blogs are still making contributions – so if you want to help with relief and give credit to this blog for inspiring you, log your contribution here.

No, he wasn’t Catholic

posted by awelborn

Rehnquist’s funeral to be in St. Matthew’s Cathedral in DC Rules of the Roman Catholic Church permit church use for funerals for those who, like Rehnquist, are not Roman Catholics, according to a spokeswoman for the Archdiocese of Washington. Rehnquist […]

Attack on Christians

posted by awelborn

In Taiba, a village on the West Bank. Efforts were under way on Sunday to calm the situation in this Christian village east of Ramallah after an attack by hundreds of Muslim men from nearby villages left many houses and […]

From the Dominicans

posted by awelborn

From a Southern Province OP, passed on to me by a reader. Astonishing how quickly things transpired: Please forgive not sending each of you a personal e-mail, but I just don’t have the time right now. I know a lot […]

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