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September 20, 2005 Archives

While everyone is obssessing about RCs and the gay question

posted by awelborn

The Anglican Communion is getting closer and closer to a split over the issue: Nigerian church makes a point: Nigeria’s Anglican church has deleted all references to the mother church in Britain from its constitution, deepening a rift over homosexuality […]

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A bit of good news..

posted by awelborn

A nice piece on a young man who’s getting involved with FOCUS, the Fellowship of CAtholic University Students They’re much like Campus Crusade for Christ, and they both follow the same leader. FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students) — just […]

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Constitutional Questions

posted by awelborn

Chaldean bishops are concerned: Catholic bishops in Iraq are seeking last-minute changes to their country’s draft constitution amid "grave concerns" that it would lead to discrimination against Christians. Chaldean Patriarch Emmanuel-Karim Delly of Baghdad, Iraq, met Iraqi interim President Jalal […]

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More on the crash

posted by awelborn

A bit more on the crash that killed two seminarians last weekend. The seminarian who was driving has been charged: Robert Spaulding, 27, who attends seminary at St. Mary of the Lake University in Mundelein, was allegedly drunk last Thursday […]

Okay, one more

posted by awelborn

Thought you might want to read Bishop Wuerl’s recent column on Intelligent Design and evolution:

Now, I’ve got to work

posted by awelborn

But here’s one last post until this afternoon: McCarrick and Neuhaus in Pittsburgh, covered by the excellent Ann Rogers: In interviews, McCarrick and Neuhaus gave differing assessments of a proposal by Bishop Donald Wuerl of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh […]

Last Days

posted by awelborn

The new edition of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis contains a detailed account of John Paul II’s last days.

Museums fight back

posted by awelborn

Against Creationism: One company, called B.C. Tours "because we are biblically correct," even offers escorted visits to the Denver Museum of Science and Nature. Participants hear creationists’ explanations for the exhibitions. So officials like Judy Diamond, curator of public programs […]

In Limbo

posted by awelborn

In his continuing series on doctrinal development, Michael Liccione tackles Limbo…

Notre Dame, Architecture, and Town Planning

posted by awelborn

When I spoke at Notre Dame a couple of weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Philip Bess, of the College of Architecture. I learned a lot in our five-minute conversation, and Philip has expanded his thoughts so that […]

Martyrs of Korea

posted by awelborn

Today, we remember the Martyrs of Korea, a group of 103, who were persecuted and killed between 1839 and 1867 (although there were serious waves of persecution before that time as well). Here’s a page on the history of the […]

Shelter from the storm

posted by awelborn

Caring for the newborns: First came the rising floodwaters, and the pregnant woman started praying. Please, she said to herself, please don’t let me give birth to my twins in this hot, dark attic surrounded by water. Finally, using a […]

Schools in need

posted by awelborn

There are, of course, lots of them along the Gulf Coast now. Here’s one featured in the Providence, RI paper because one of the teachers is a native of the area. Story: The children at St. Peter the Apostle Elementary […]

With one finger

posted by awelborn

At The Spectator, Shawn Macomber on a remarkable young man: With the calloused end of a single finger, Miles Forma is putting the vast majority of the rest of us to shame. Wheelchair-bound, robbed of his speech and most other […]

Vatican Watcher goes Renaissance

posted by awelborn

…and remarks at the total lack of any Christian characters or imagery at his Renaissance Fair of choice. We used to love to go to the Bay Area Renaissance Faire in Largo, and I always noted the same thing. Well, […]

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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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