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September 12, 2005 Archives

Higher Ed

posted by awelborn

Speaking of Notre Dame, an interesting little tempest. If you watch college football, you know that during a broadcast, each college runs a spot touting itself. Most of them feature hi-tech labs and happy students sitting outside. The spot Notre […]

LC to IN

posted by awelborn

Open a school southwest of South Bend Gary Bishop Dale Melczek, whose diocese includes the LaPorte County school, gave the order permission to open the school, but not to operate programs, raise money or recruit future seminarians in diocese parishes, […]

A Church for Baku

posted by awelborn

Built with the personal funds of John Paul II Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, who is now in Baku on a visit from the Vatican, took part in the laying of the foundation of a new Catholic church, the Catholic Church in […]

Hope for Chinese bishops?

posted by awelborn

Is it all just diplomatic noise? The unidentified spokesperson said that the Vatican’s public announcement, “shows no respect for the 5 million Catholics in China, their bishops, the college of bishops and the Patriotic Association, and for the decision-making processes […]

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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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