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September 28, 2005 Archives

Tomorrow…Madison

posted by awelborn

Tomorrow late afternoon, Foof and I are off to Madison, Wisconsin, for that diocese’s catechetical gathering. (pdf file). The keynoter is Rev. Ronald Nuzzi of Notre Dame – I’m doing a couple of workshops spinning off of the theme of […]

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Made for television

posted by awelborn

I want to read the casting call for the clerics behind Voight. They look…perfect. CBS has the better-known cast. A young-looking 42-year-old, the British actor Cary Elwes, plays Karol Wojtyla, as John Paul was originally known, until his election as […]

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Overheard

posted by awelborn

Joseph at the grocery story: "Mommy, chocolate eggs!" No, not in the candy section. The dairy section. As in brown eggs. Logical kid, eh?

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Anglicans seeking communion

posted by awelborn

One group of traditional Anglicans – don’t know how they fit into the big Anglican picture. The Traditional Anglican Communion is a small step closer to reestablishing unity with the Roman Catholic Church after a separation of five centuries. Leaders […]

A smart blog

posted by awelborn

Nouvelle Theologie – if you haven’t yet, do check it out.

“Not a good advert”

posted by awelborn

Scroll down the last two paragraphs At the Labour Party conference where Mrs Blair toured stands yesterday, she posed for pictures holding a condom and cut a 75th anniversary cake for the Family Planning Association. A spokesman for the association […]

Power of Prayer

posted by awelborn

A bishop puts out the call Bishop Saltarelli believes in the power of prayer. During the month of October–which is Respect Life Month–he is asking Catholics in his diocese to pray for a conversion of all politicians, statesmen, and lawyers […]

Power of Prayer

posted by awelborn

A bishop puts out the call Bishop Saltarelli believes in the power of prayer. During the month of October–which is Respect Life Month–he is asking Catholics in his diocese to pray for a conversion of all politicians, statesmen, and lawyers […]

At least one state is doing something right

posted by awelborn

Wisconsin moves to ban human cloning The Wisconsin State Senate made final passage of a comprehensive human cloning ban almost certain last night by defeating a “clone to kill” amendment that would have gutted the measure. Assembly Bill 499, authored […]

Can you read, Andrew?

posted by awelborn

I just noticed that Andrew Sullivan has taken me to task You notice a couple of things about the two NYT op-eds that have appeared on the subject of the proposed ban on chaste gay seminarians in the Catholic church. […]

A Canticle for Liebowitz

posted by awelborn

Jim Manney’s Catholic reading group read it, and he reports!

Fallout, cont’d

posted by awelborn

Rocco reports and gives some context to Archbishop Rigali’s meeting with his priests yesterday One pastor took to the microphone to say he was "greatly disappointed in the archdiocese’s weak and deplorable" defense of Cardinals John Krol and Anthony J. […]

That seminary visitation

posted by awelborn

Clayton Emmer, a former seminary student himself, is going to start reflecting on the visitation document on his blog. Should be worth following!

Money, money, money

posted by awelborn

A quite interesting article on Church finances from Forbes: What would a turnaround artist do with an $8.6 billion (sales) organization with 133,000 employees, falling market share and a mountain of multimillion-dollar lawsuits? You can’t break it up into pieces […]

A different kind of JFK moment

posted by awelborn

At Mirror of Justice, Robert Araujo uncovers a statement by President Kennedy: Having said this, his remarks made as President at Boston College stand in contrast to his remarks to the Protestant ministers as candidate for President. In commenting on […]

Prayers needed

posted by awelborn

From a reader: Please pray for Christendom student Jenny Lozano. Jenny has encephlalitis. She collapsed Monday evening and was taken to the hospital in Front Royal. She is listed in critical condition. Last evening, she was transported to the Mayo […]

A new blog

posted by awelborn

…please go check out Redeeming Time, a brand new blog from a Catholic church musician who is also in the process of going through a separation and divorce. I think "Redeem the Time" is a perfect name for a blog […]

Anglicans in Iraq

posted by awelborn

A few days ago, a commentor offered some thoughts on our N.T. Wright thread here: Thomas Wyld gave us some insight into the situation of the Anglican community in Iraq Now he writes with this link: The entire lay leadership […]

Today’s General Audience

posted by awelborn

In today’s general audience, which was held in St. Peter’s Square, the Pope spoke on the first part of Psalm 134, "Praise the Lord, Who works marvels." Benedict XVI explained to the 30,000 people present that this psalm "is a […]

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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?
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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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