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September 27, 2005 Archives

Do you have a good Catholic blog

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…or other Catholic site you’d like to see linked at OSV? Submit your link here!

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Life is Difficult

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M. Scott Peck passes away The Road Less Traveled sold 6 million copies and, I think, was important in bringing some realism about human weakness and suffering back into the popular consciousness. The People of the Lie did the same […]

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A dissertation topic for you

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I’m sure it’s been done. I’d like to read something on this that’s truly objective: The impact of the Reformation on the status of European women.   I’m reading through some materials on the reformers and Mary Magdalene, and encountering not […]

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User-friendly Philly

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In case you’ve been interested in the Philadelphia story, but intimidated by the length of the report, the good people at the Bishop Accountability site have done us all a service by posting an easier to read copy online . […]

Decisions in Chicago

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Cardinal George permanently removes 11 from ministry In the final resolution of cases that made headlines at the height of the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, Cardinal Francis George has permanently removed 11 priests from public ministry because of sexual […]

The report from Baton Rouge

posted by awelborn

-UT team busses stop, for some reason, in the midst of parking lots where LSU students have congregated. Students converge, start rocking busses, throwing beer bottles at them,  break windows, including 4 on the bus holding the AD. Good move. […]

Kueng, updated

posted by awelborn

Allen updates his piece with an interview with Kueng It’s clear that we have different positions," Küng told NCR in a telephone interview from his home in Tübingen, Germany. "But the things we have in common are more fundamental. We […]

Party of Choice?

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Amy Sullivan takes abortion activists to task for their influence on the Dems But the final straw came when Senate Democrats acted on this advice and recruited pro-life Democrat Bob Casey to run against Rick Santorum for Pennsylvania’s Senate seat […]

From the East

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Vietnamese gov’t loosens seminary regulations – will allow new students every year, instead of every two years New pressures on Catholics in one Chinese province: While there are signs of improvement in ties between the Vatican and Bejing, the Hebei […]

In other news…

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Christian leaders cause shock and dismay The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, and Church of England bishop Reverend Tom Butler have both suggested that Muslim faith schools may be inappropriate for Christian […]

Princeton Pro-life

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Light in the Ivy League –

From the Vatican

posted by awelborn

J-N’-Vs statement on the Benedict-Kueng meeting. Really. Read it before you’re tempted to start picking. Again. It doesn’t say "agree to disagree," it says: Both agreed that it made no sense, in the framework of the meeting, to enter into […]

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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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