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January 1, 1970 Archives

Rita

posted by awelborn

I’m taken aback by how quickly it’s grown. Astonishing – after watching Ophelia meander for days, within 48 hours we’ve got a Cat5? Too much…Pray that everyone can get out of her way…

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Philadelphia Story

posted by awelborn

A grand jury has been investigating the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on abuse issues for three years. They’ve issued the report. The grand jury, which investigated the archdiocese for more than three years, concluded that at least 63 priests – and […]

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Do go read…

posted by awelborn

Two recent posts and links at After Abortion about a couple of articles in the Milwaukee paper yesterday about post-abortive regret and ministries

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In praise of sport

posted by awelborn

At today’s General Audience Let the children come to me… The story: During his weekly public audience on Wednesday, September 21, Pope Benedict XVI (bio – news) praised athletic competition, saying that sports can be "an educational instrument and a […]

The Vatican and Croatia

posted by awelborn

A couple of days ago, a prosecuter for the UN international war crime tribunal accused the Vatican of being less than helpful Mrs del Ponte survived a Mafia assassination attempt during her career as a Swiss federal prosecutor. She now […]

Next Chapter

posted by awelborn

Tucson diocese emerges from bankruptcy: The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tucson officially emerged from bankruptcy Tuesday, exactly a year after sex-abuse lawsuits drove it to seek Chapter 11 protection. Bishop Gerald F. Kicanas and Susan Boswell, the diocese’s lead lawyer […]

Visitation

posted by awelborn

In case you missed a previous link, here’s a pdf file of the questions the seminary visitors will be using and asking of the institutions.

Your Daily Catholic Lawyer Post

posted by awelborn

Historian David O’Brien has an article in Commonweal on Judge Roberts-related issues, namely Catholics in public life Now, here’s the thing. Most of the piece is a moderated sneer at those who would prioritize life issues. Once again, as it […]

Radio Daze

posted by awelborn

You can hear Michael on Holy Spirit Radio in just a few minutes – 8:45 central and me on Ave Maria Radio today at noon central. More coming later this week.

Wow

posted by awelborn

Just got an email from a priest in Lincoln, NE, who said that Elaine Pagels spoke at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln to an audience of 2500 people. Well. And I was proud of my audiences of 500. I […]

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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 ...

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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