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September 6, 2005 Archives

Global reach

posted by awelborn

For those of you who have Sitemeter on your websites, a very cool new feature I guess they just recently added. Hello, Wuhan, China! (Even though you were looking for "Hindu Print Edition" of …something or other. Welcome for whatever […]

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No one does obits like the Brits

posted by awelborn

Actually, this one isn’t a stylistic classic like so many others I’ve read, but the reader who passed it one was impressed by the deceased’s humble, vibrant faith: In the early 1950s he was a painstaking editor of the Catholic […]

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Me at ND

posted by awelborn

I’ll be at Notre Dame on Thursday, speaking to their chapter of the Thomas More Society – on Catholic life, the internet, Here.Now….a heady mix. It’s open to anyone! I know that I have non-law-school readers up there, so please, […]

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Incorporeal

posted by awelborn

Tucson diocese to incorporate parishes individually I’d like a canon lawyer (or someone who plays one on TV) to confirm the details and explanations in this story. Comparisons to diocesan structures in other countries would be helpful. At least seven […]

More on the Rehnquist funeral

posted by awelborn

Just a few more details on where and why. In this case, the Rehnquist family asked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick for use of the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle due to its size and central location, said Susan Gibbs, spokeswoman […]

Are they selling parkas in Hell today?

posted by awelborn

Paisley calls for an end to anti-Catholic violence in N. Ireland, says he’ll meet with Archbishop.

Witness

posted by awelborn

From a priest on the ground in NO. We pick up the story in Matairie, then he takes us with him into the city: I stayed a few days helping, there is no power, and water came back on a […]

From the ground in BR

posted by awelborn

From a reader: My oldest is a [student] at all-male Catholic High School in Baton Rouge … run by the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, who also have all-male schools in New Orleans (Brother Martin) and Bay St. Louis, MS […]

Two More Years! Two More Years!

posted by awelborn

McCarrick’s resignation not accepted… That actually makes sense to me. McCarrick’s not infirm or ill. Some of us have our dream candidates for DC, but most of them have much work to still do in their own sees or are […]

Whither New Orleans?

posted by awelborn

The Archdiocese, that is. Whispers on the Loggia has a post on the subject, reflecting on a NYTimes article. I don’t think the logistical/administrative situation is as dire as Rocco suggests. As some commentors on his post point out, post-War […]

For the cause

posted by awelborn

A Catholic researcher is doing a study and invites you to participate: 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 […]

An Altered Life

posted by awelborn

A lovely story about a Methodist minister in KY who’s recently crossed the Tiber – For Allen, conversion was an eight-year process of study, prayer and reflection. It began in about 1997 with Graham Greene, a British novelist whose books […]

Help Wanted

posted by awelborn

From Sherry Weddell of the Catherine of Siena Institute: Apparently, one of the great Catholics of New Orleans is still looking out for her own. One of the orphanages that Margaret Haughery, the amazing illiterate Irish orphan and widow, who […]

BTW…

posted by awelborn

Shea’s back..

At Xavier

posted by awelborn

An article about the trials of Xavier University students unable to evacuate: An e-mail advising more than 1,700 Xavier students to leave was sent out by the administration on Friday afternoon, said Calvin Tregre, senior vice president of finance and […]

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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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