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September 14, 2005 Archives

Sowing Seeds in Mongolian Soil

posted by awelborn

An AP article on the flourishing of religion in Mongolia: Mongolia is flush with foreign missionaries these days — young Mormons going door-to-door, Korean Christians working with homeless children, new Catholic churches sprouting up on the grassy steppe. The collapse […]

Code Orange

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes analysis of the recent Troubles The violence was largely unexpected, since the Irish Republican Army, the larger Catholic enemy of the Protestant paramilitary groups, in July announced an end to its 36-year armed campaign to drive Britain out […]

God help us all

posted by awelborn

People have collected a set of something like 25 dumbest things said about Hurrican Katrina (If you haven’t seen the Wolf Blitzer, "They’re so poor….They’re so black" clip by now, you’re very late to the party. You might just laugh […]

More from Dom

posted by awelborn

Dom has more on the Child Protection memo to dioceses and links to Fr. Bob Carr, who actually called the USCCB permissions office about the NAB podcasts. The response he got (not on his own site, but quoted at Dom’s) […]

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? 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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