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January 1, 1970 Archives

More legal business

posted by awelborn

From Portland Seventy-nine-year-old Marvel Kunkle is going to court, and she’s not happy about it. Kunkle, a self-described "cradle Catholic," has attended St. Peter Catholic Church in west Eugene for 40 years. Because she’s among the 390,000 Catholics who live […]

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Bill Bennett and the Black Babies

posted by awelborn

Full-bodied discussion at The Corner, context is everything, it seems.

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Let the little children..

posted by awelborn

Pope on two-hour visit to children’s hospital. Scares one kid who thought he was a doctor. Poor thing! Some photos here.

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Suggestion Box

posted by awelborn

Former Anglican, new Roman Catholic Al Kimel has some liturgical suggestions… A word to celebrants: Stick to the script! I doubt that you have the authority to ad lib at the liturgy anyway, but few priests have the gift to […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s Word From Rome previews the Synod on the Eucharist, beginning next week. A UK Tablet review of Allen’s forthcoming book on Opus Dei The method Allen follows is to take the case against Opus Dei and sift it. […]

Blameless but Liable

posted by awelborn

From the WSJ, on the Spokane diocese bankruptcy ruling So far, three U.S. dioceses have declared bankruptcy as a result of tort claims, and others could follow. If the Spokane ruling stands and is mimicked elsewhere, diocesan creditors will enjoy […]

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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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