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October 5, 2005 Archives

Life, worth the cost

posted by awelborn

The pastor of the Torres’ parish writes in the bulletin (scroll down) Baby Susan herself, by her very weakness and helplessness, forced us to reexamine our standards. In her, as in all the unborn who silently appeal to us for […]

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Adoption

posted by awelborn

South Caroline parish adopts Mississippi parish…

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Church funds stem-cell research

posted by awelborn

Adult stem-cells The Roman Catholic Church in South Korea said yesterday it will donate millions of dollars for research into adult stem cells, supported by critics of embryonic stem cell projects as a more humane alternative. The Archdiocese of Seoul […]

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Blogging about

posted by awelborn

This Aussie is scathing on the latest from We Are The Church IMWAC has published a call on their website for the Bishops gathered in Synod to drop the theology of Transubstantiation and sacrifice. The fact that Europe fought immensely […]

Well, dang it

posted by awelborn

Michael said he heard Fr. Fessio on NPR’s Fresh Air today, talking about the homosexuality in the priesthood thing, and said he was quite good, almost quietly but powerful evangelical about Church teaching v. the culture, in general. I’d hoped […]

In General

posted by awelborn

Full text of the General Audience today The liturgy is the privileged place to listen to the divine Word, which renders present the Lord’s salvific acts, but it is also the circle in which the communitarian prayer rises which celebrates […]

“Let a thousand conspiracy theories bloom”

posted by awelborn

TMatt takes an exhaustive look at the Miers-Religion stories today in the MSM, but doesn’t touch the latest blogRumor…articulated by John Podhoretz at The Corner: A friend, one of the wisest analysts of politics I know, asks the following fascinating […]

Quote of the night

posted by awelborn

Why do you find it so hard to believe? Why do you find it so easy? It’s never been easy.

Heh

posted by awelborn

More Catholic Adult Formation Follies: Thank you for your books, of which I have quite a collection, and thank you for your Bad Girls essay. I needed that one to know I am not alone, especially after last night’s Formation […]

Tainted

posted by awelborn

Mexican bishop causes uproar Provoking the uproar were declarations by Bishop Ramon Godinez, of the central state of Aguascalientes, who remarked this month that donations from drug traffickers are not unusual, but that it’s not the church’s responsibility to investigate. […]

Summing up

posted by awelborn

John Allen does some reporting on the Synod. Nothing much new, but he brings it all together: The synod took a break from the daily round of six-minute speeches on Wednesday morning in order to meet for the first time […]

More from Wisconsin

posted by awelborn

From the City Pages, the alternative Minneapolis paper – an article about the Erickson case, with more details about his pastoral tenure. Written before Monday.

From the Synod

posted by awelborn

Vatican Radio talks to a Canadian bishop on what’s been going on

Good job, California

posted by awelborn

Prop. 71=Disaster Long ago in November of 2004, the people of California voted for a ballot proposition that would spend around $6 billion (including interest charges) on cloning and embryonic stem-cell research. It was a strange campaign, vastly lopsided (pro-cloning […]

The problem

posted by awelborn

In the DVC post below, there’s a question of what does it matter if Jesus was married? And what’s the problem with talking and wondering about it? Here’s the problem, touched on by another commentor: There’s no mention of a […]

Whoops

posted by awelborn

No more word of "coarse exchanges apparently," A change in plans: The Vatican clamped down on information emerging from a meeting of the world’s bishops Wednesday after some of the prelates had expressed concern that details of their debates had […]

Ms. Miers..

posted by awelborn

The battle rages. The Spectator bloggers seem to be on Bush’s side, with a couple heaping scorn upon George Will’s column from today. Most of the Corner-ites continue to be disappointed. Professor Bainbridge makes no secret of his views. At […]

Go read

posted by awelborn

Please, please go read Annie Banno’s post at After Abortion about her viewing of the film A Distant Thunder, and her conversation with its producer. And read a couple of posts down, about the impact of abortion on the Hispanic […]

Can we velcro that thing down?

posted by awelborn

A little bit from today’s General Audience: Today’s world runs a serious risk of reverting to idolatry, "which is a deceitful form of religion," said Pope Benedict XVI in his General Hearing today, before a massive 50,000-plus crowd gathered at […]

Religious Ed in the U.S. of A

posted by awelborn

From a reader: Just last night my parish had a discussion of "The Da Vinci Code," which I attended, with your book in hand, excited that we would go over the points you made.  Wrong!   The presenter, who is the […]

The Visionary

posted by awelborn

Why they smashed the altar Destroying a church’s altar was a dream realized for one Hartselle man, who claimed his decision to confront a Decatur Catholic congregation during Mass was heaven-sent. In an interview Monday from the visitation room at […]

The Erickson Case

posted by awelborn

As you recall, we have blogged here before about the case of Rev. Ryan Erickson, the Diocese of Superior priest who hung himself last December after being contacted by authorities about a double homicide that had occurred a couple of […]

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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 ...

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