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September 10, 2005 Archives

Hmmm

posted by awelborn

Is there a different, parallel universe of which I’m not aware? Does former NCR editor Arthur Jones live in it? It’s a fierce screed. In fact, if you were going to give an example of "screed" to the uninitiated, this […]

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Gone

posted by awelborn

I had wondered about this – never have been there, so I’ve never seen the country south of New Orleans, but my impression, via the movies, is just of swampy almost-islands, ready to sink into the Gulf. So I have, […]

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Ah, well that went over well

posted by awelborn

China decries Vatican invite China, which bans its Catholics from recognising the Pope, has turned down a Vatican invitation to four Chinese bishops to go to Rome, saying it showed no respect. Beijing has not had diplomatic ties with the […]

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After Cologne

posted by awelborn

This blog is focused on a project to collate the experiences and lend support to those who attend WYD

Speaking of poetry

posted by awelborn

…but good poetry this time. Please check out, from the Fellowship of St. Caedmon, a review of the marvelous poetry of David Athey, in his collection, "Hunting and Gathering Heaven." And don’t forget the poet(s?) at Lofted Nest, blogging poetically […]

Gimme three steps, mister

posted by awelborn

Yes, we have ambulatory motion…

Happy to be there

posted by awelborn

M.J. and his grandfather, my dad, in Washington D.C. in August. More photos at the click.

Follow the SCRIP

posted by awelborn

From a reader: Amy,  maybe you can pass this along… Many Catholic schools and parishes sell scrip/gift cards as fundraisers for their programs.  Because many local relief agencies are overwhelmed with bulky "stuff", however necessary, my parish is encouraging purchase […]

Emily Rose’s Exorcism…and mine.

posted by awelborn

No, not mine. John Zmirak’s – described in a Godspy piece. If it does provoke a demonic possession scare, The Exorcism of Emily Rose (read my review here) would be following in the footsteps of Richard Donner’s The Omen, the […]

Notes from Underwater

posted by awelborn

A must-read, as they say. Matt Labash from New Orleans. Horror. In the parking lot outside the hangar sits George Lainart, a police officer from Georgia, who has led a flotilla of nine airboats over land to try to pitch […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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