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January 1, 1970 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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Oh, how heartbreaking

posted by awelborn

Little Susan Torres has passed away. Rest in peace, in the arms of your loving mama, forever… The Torres Family Page has been updated with the news.

Subgenres

posted by awelborn

One of the more interesting sub-genres of Catholic blogging that has emerged of late is that of the ecclesiastical gossip blog. Or, if you will, blogs dedicated to hierarchical goings-on, the authors of which hint or outright claim to have […]

Return the Hagia Sophia?

posted by awelborn

Here’s a website dedicated to that purpose via a petition If Turkey aspires to join the community of Europe, the first step would be to show a spirit of understanding and a sense of justice, mutual respect and willingness to […]

Your help requested

posted by awelborn

From writer Peter Feuerherd: The crew of your blog fans was so helpful the last time around, I would like to draw upon them again. I am doing a story for US Catholic, with the theme being: "What to do […]

Parallel Universe?

posted by awelborn

Yup. Steve Wilson has the evidence.

Bioethics and the South

posted by awelborn

Southern Hemisphere, that is. Sandro Magister discusses, then reprints an article about biotechnology, developing and once-developing nations, and missionaries The point is that countries that are or were once formerly considered "missionary territory" are quickly jumping on the biotech bandwagon, […]

Forcing the Issue

posted by awelborn

TIME discovers forced abortion in China At a provincial meeting last year, Linyi officials were castigated for having the highest rate of extra births in all of Shandong, according to lawyers familiar with the situation. The dressing-down galvanized what appears […]

Not Business as Usual

posted by awelborn

Catholic Charities steps up The usual role for Catholic Charities USA comes 30 days after a disaster. The Alexandria, Va.-based organization traditionally lets the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and others make the initial response before stepping in to help […]

A Designer Universe

posted by awelborn

Thanks to Tom Harmon for sending along a link to this paper, touching on many of the themes we deal with in our Creation/Evolution/ID discussions He remarks: Everyone seems to accept the framing of the debate by, on the one […]

Seeing Orange

posted by awelborn

As Whitcomb reminds us in the comments below, this weekend saw Catholic-related news that should concern us all: the uptick in violence in Northern Ireland (I recently blogged on Ian Paisley’s reaction to what was happening even before this past […]

Out of Communion

posted by awelborn

Jamie at Ad Limina gives a thorough, thoughtful reading of Bishop Wuerl’s recent work on Catholic politicians and Communion.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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