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September 16, 2005 Archives

This is just too sad all around

posted by awelborn

News came early this morning of a seminary for the diocese of Kansas City, studying at Mundelein, who was killed in a car accident. He also had a blog, and you can read the comments on his poignant last post […]

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Now Playing

posted by awelborn

So….my daughter said that what she wanted for her birthday was the first season of LOST on DVD. So tomorrow’s her birthday, but since she’s got a very full day tomorrow, we celebrated her birthday tonight. So, we’ve been sitting […]

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A Distant Thunder

posted by awelborn

Annie Banno of After Abortion brings our attention to a new film: I am blown away already just by the clips on the website. I’m glad for and fascinated by this film, even though I think it will cause me […]

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Codes and Codas

posted by awelborn

Okay, now I think this is even a bit much for me: People writing books explaining Dan Brown’s next book before it’s published. It  sounds like an Onion headline, but two books now look not to Brown’s past but to […]

Another Indiana Saint?

posted by awelborn

Bishop Simon Brute: Underneath the appearance of paperwork, signatures and seals, a moment of historical significance for the archdiocese occurred this week. On the morning of Sept. 12, Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, along with other officials and the postulator, Andrea […]

P & G needs to get out there

posted by awelborn

Damn, we need to respect other cultures more.

Krauthammer on Roberts

posted by awelborn

His prediction: predict two things: (a) Chief Justice Roberts will vote to uphold Roe v. Wade, and (b) his replacing his former boss, Chief Justice Rehnquist, will move the court only mildly, but most assuredly, to the left – as […]

First Up…

posted by awelborn

St. Louis: In a little more than a week, Aquinas Institute of Theology will be one of the first seminaries in the country to be visited by Vatican teams looking for evidence of homosexuality. I’m sorry, but that lede made […]

The Church in Poland

posted by awelborn

George Weigel on the strengths – and potential weaknesses Contrary to some expectations, Polish Catholicism hasn’t gone the way of Irish Catholicism, Spanish Catholicism, and Portuguese Catholicism in the sixteen years since the Revolution of 1989 — which is to […]

The Monk Under the Mitre

posted by awelborn

On Benedict at WYD: from Godspy. Pope Benedict has a style. And he has a strategy. If we find them hard to make out, it could be that our eyes need to adjust. We are so used to waiting for […]

A Word For You

posted by awelborn

Word from Rome is up: Much of interest, including a report on the recent Sant’Egidio ecumenical gathering in Lyons, musings on the limits and purpose of ecumencial dialogue, a conversation with Archbishop Rowan Williams, and then a fuller story on […]

Tuning In

posted by awelborn

Good, thorough piece on Catholic radio by Valerie Schmalz, over at Ignatius Insight: Ave Maria Radio in Michigan, Starboard Network – which operates Relevant Radio from Green Bay, Wisconsin – Immaculate Heart Radio, and St. Louis-based Covenant Network are the […]

A questions of numbers

posted by awelborn

Just how many Christians – and Communists – are there in China, anyway? Some Church scholars in Hong Kong doubt recent claims that Chinese Christians outnumber members of the Communist Party, but assert that China is deeply concerned about ever-increasing […]

Denied?

posted by awelborn

This AsiaNews article indicates that the Turkish government has refused the proposed Papal visit (For the hoped-for November 30 trip, at least. They extended a vague invitation for a visit in 2006) And Bartholomew I? Publicly he bowed his head, […]

Thickening the Plot

posted by awelborn

A feverish blog dedicated to the cause of figuring out if John Roberts is Opus Dei or not.

More Rumblings

posted by awelborn

Reader James alerted me to this post from a couple of weeks ago at Michael Liccione’s blog on the subject of the seminary visitation. Good comments, as well, particulary from David Morrison.

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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