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January 1, 1970 Archives

Into the Vineyard

posted by awelborn

Rocco’s got a good post-Red Mass photo up, but I like mine too- Justice Clarence Thomas, ready for the new term. More photos of movers and shakers here Short story here, more later, I’m sure.

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What did you hear?

posted by awelborn

In which we re-open, for one Sunday, our semi-continuing feature asking readers to post their experiences of Mass attendance today (and last night). The tone: Not critical, unless containing yourself would bring on an aneurysm. Just reporting – our readers […]

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To the Vatican

posted by awelborn

Israeli president to visit Katsav will visit Italy for about a week in mid-November, said Katsav’s spokeswoman, Hagit Cohen. The Foreign Ministry said the visit was "unprecedented." Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic relations in the 1990s, and Pope John […]

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Spies

posted by awelborn

East Germans spied on Ratzinger for fifteen years

On a roll

posted by awelborn

He won’t stop confronting us with what matters…at the Angelus today: The Eucharistic Celebration with which we inaugurated the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops has just concluded at the Basilica of St Peter. The Synodal Fathers, coming […]

Gather Us In

posted by awelborn

The Synod of Bishops began today, with a Mass. Proceedings begin tomorrow. First, off, what’s the Synod of Bishops? Here’s an introduction: The Synod of Bishops is a permanent institution established by Pope Paul VI, 15 September 1965, in response […]

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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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