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September 7, 2005 Archives

Even more Catholicism and SF

posted by awelborn

(That’s science fiction, to you, Mr. Smith…) Ignatius Insight has a great interview with Tim Powers. IgnatiusInsight.com: Is there, do you think, a difference between a "Catholic novel" and a novel written by a Catholic? Do some readers, in your […]

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Blogging the Aftermath

posted by awelborn

The traditional Anglicans at CANN have an ongoing blog of Katrina-related links, including a section on faith-related issues. Courtesy of Get Religion

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Overseen

posted by awelborn

Let me tell you how our room is laid out. There’s the main bedrom, and then a little room adjacent. That’s Michael’s study. (Mine is in a room downstairs.) Yesterday, I was up there, putting clothes away. Had the baby […]

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Overheard

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, we were on our way to an audition – Katie for a local theater production of The Jungle Book. Joseph brightens. "I know what that’s about!" he says, "It’s about Tarzan when he was a little boy!" Well…..sort of. […]

CNN adds a beat

posted by awelborn

CNN hires Delia Gallagher as "Faith and Values" Correspondent. Good call – she will be interesting to watch. Won’t they be pleased?

Love and Death and Prayer in the Ruins

posted by awelborn

The view from Louisiana: Over thirty years ago, the novelist Walker Percy (another Louisianan by adoption) began his novel Love in the Ruins with a question that conveys the apocalyptic mood that suffuses this part of the world: Now in […]

Teabing’s Chronicle

posted by awelborn

Sir Ian McKellan keeps a sporadic (three entries long) journal of his time filming DVC…

To Istanbul?

posted by awelborn

Kaspar says he thinks the Pope will go: A top Vatican official said he expects Pope Benedict to travel to Istanbul, Turkey, in late November for a meeting with Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople. Cardinal Walter Kasper, who coordinates […]

Endangered Species

posted by awelborn

We all know (or we should, anyway) about the precarious state of the shrinking Christian presence in the Holy Land. Today, Sandro Magister reports on what the representative of the Franciscan Custodians of the Holy Land have to say these […]

Lippity, lippity, not very fast

posted by awelborn

Last night, I was reading our worn copy of Peter Rabbit to Joseph, a copy that had been mine as a child, which makes it practically an antique. What struck me, though, was not my own age, but rather the […]

Who owns the parish?

posted by awelborn

More on the issue in this week’s NCR. The article offers a quick survey of the different approaches dioceses are taking in regard to bankruptcy, assets and ownership issues. It’s very confusing. [the issue, not the article.] But the bottom […]

750 so far…

posted by awelborn

…have responded to the survey by our Catholic researcher. Keep going…. 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 […]

Did the Marlins Win?

posted by awelborn

Real caption here. Not much too it, but there you go. More from the general audience, in which a hoarse pope is blessed by a little boy (Here’s the original Italian – I’m puzzled by the word "down" that’s in […]

Benedict and Oriana

posted by awelborn

A bishop expands on the meeting: Today, in an interview with the newspaper Il Corriere della Sera, Auxiliary Bishop Rino Fisichella clarified the motives for the papal audience with Fallaci. "That the Pope should receive Oriana Fallaci and talk with […]

These women were found guilty of a crime

posted by awelborn

Three women charged with violating Indonesia’s 2002 Child Protection Act by trying to convert Muslim children were found guilty on all charges in an Indonesian court and sentenced to three years in jail. The verdict against Rebecca Loanita, Etty Pangesti […]

Finally, Biloxi

posted by awelborn

The Diocese of Biloxi website is finally back up There’s not much there yet about Katrina, but the site does indicate that they might be starting an "adopt a school" and "adopt a parish" program. Considering the destruction in the […]

Relocation Experts

posted by awelborn

The papers are busy with stories of relocation and lives restarted. I particularly liked this one, about what a Catholic parish in Rockville, MD is doing: HOUSTON, Sept. 6 — "Need a home?" the flier asked. The Rev. William Finch, […]

Bondsmen

posted by awelborn

Archdiocese of St. Louis posts half-million dollar bond for priest The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. Louis has put up a half-million dollars to keep out of jail the priest convicted last week of sodomizing a teenage boy. Using ten […]

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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