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September 26, 2005 Archives

Survey says

posted by awelborn

I’m a little too wiped out at this point to read closely, but NCR(eporter) this week features an analysis of a long -range survey of American Catholics: Our research teams have carried out four surveys of American Catholics. The first […]

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Everyone’s got a Wiki

posted by awelborn

Yes, they do. For today’s feastday, of St. Vincent de Paul, I’ve linked to a VincentWiki, a Wikpedia by and for Vincentians (and, per the Wiki tradition..anyone else who’d like to edit.) Lots of good links. I was rather interested […]

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More on the document no one has seen

posted by awelborn

I had a call earlier today about appearing on a show on Boston Public radio. From the person’s questions I could tell that she was under the impression that I would come on and argue against "gays in the priesthood." […]

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In case you were wondering…

posted by awelborn

…about the logistics of college football, post-Katrina and Rita: My son just called from Baton Rouge. In fact, the phone rang and I knew it was him. As you might know, the UT-LSU game, scheduled for Saturday was postponed until […]

This is Awesome

posted by awelborn

Benedict and Kung meet In a dramatic gesture of reconciliation, Pope Benedict XVI met Sept. 24 with his former colleague and longtime nemesis, Swiss Catholic theologian Hans Küng, a fiery liberal who once compared then-Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger with the head […]

I should have kept driving..

posted by awelborn

…and continued south from New Albany, right on to Knoxville, where I could not only have seen family, but also, "the most acclaimed theologian of the 20th century:" McBrien stepped to the podium and began his lecture.

The Eucharist and Love

posted by awelborn

Yesterday’s Angleus address, the last from Castel Gandalfo: The whole of Jesus’ earthly existence, from his conception until his death on the cross, was an act of love, to the point that we can summarize our faith in these words: […]

Destroyed

posted by awelborn

Rita left her mark in Cameron parish, LA: The aerial tour, in a National Guard helicopter, included areas such as Cameron, Creole, Lake Charles, Abbeville, Delcambre and Erath. The tour began at Chenault Airbase and followed La. 27 into Cameron, […]

Saving Girls

posted by awelborn

Indian government proposes: India will offer free secondary school and university education to girls who are their parents’ only child in an effort to curb population growth and especially end the practice of selective abortions. …. Some experts though warn […]

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles

posted by awelborn

With all of the attention focused on Philadelphia, last week, we missed a couple of notes coming from Los Angeles: A rather complicated decision from a court, ruling that while summaries of priests’ malfeasance worked out in confidential mediation processes […]

The Anchoress is solid!

posted by awelborn

The very kind and graceful writer The Anchoress has really kind things to say about the Catholic Woman’s Book of Days. For those of you who have been wondering exactly what this book is – go read her entry. Thank […]

Verbatim

posted by awelborn

I really wonder what people like this think they are communicating? you must be very proud that the liberal rag actually published your yokel opinion from that sophisicated seat of philosophy, fert wine, indiany. i grew up near there. my […]

Wesley Smith’s blog

posted by awelborn

Y’all should be reading it. For tidbits like: After all of the hype about how embryonic stem cell research holds much greater hope for cures than adult stem cell research, after all of the complaining that the field is being […]

Dense and Denser

posted by awelborn

In the N.T. Wright thread below, someone question my call on not calling Wright’s academic works "dense." (And he does, as the reader points out, have quite a few works for the popular audience. His "…..for Everyone" (fill in name […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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