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October 6, 2005 Archives

Now:Idiots

posted by awelborn

Alabama youth ministry features goldfish swallowing The First Assembly of God Church has a Fear Factor ministry that had youths swallowing live goldfish — if they were up to it. The church’s youth minister says it teaches children about fear, […]

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Today’s interventions

posted by awelborn

Posted here. Interesting stuff, including, I think, this rather insightful comment by a French bishop: Eucharistic Adoration is notably mentioned in numbers 41, 66, 67 and 75.We can see that, in our countries, Eucharistic Adoration is very taken by the […]

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What aggravates me most…

posted by awelborn

…is the dishonesty. The woman from Dignity who was on the show went through their talking points, which were breathtaking: That the Church has ALWAYS ordained gay men, that there are gay men – no, that’s not what she said. […]

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Orthodox and Primacy

posted by awelborn

Lengthy interview on the subject with an Orthodox Metropolitan So, in your opinion what is a realistic common ground for common answers to such open questions?     ZIZIOULAS: For the future development of dialogue on this issue, it is of […]

That smaller church…

posted by awelborn

Opus Dei bishop critiques big monstrous Masses. Via Rocco

Radio Daze

posted by awelborn

…in a few minutes (1 Eastern, to be precise,) I’m going to be a guest on this show out of a public radio station in San Francisco. I think you can listen online. I was initially told that the topic […]

Word from Synod

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s report today: An area of clash came in discussion of the Eucharist as sacrifice, and the need to balance between the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the Mass. In the open session Wednesday night, Cardinal George Pell of […]

Mess in MI

posted by awelborn

There is apparently trouble at Ave Maria Law School. Here is a blog about it. Being that lawyers are involved, it also contains posts about Miers, etc. But what is going on at the law school is disheartening, beginning, it […]

Not so fast

posted by awelborn

Caution on Turkey and the EU from the Curia: Speaking to the Italian daily La Repubblica, the President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, Cardinal Paul Poupard, said a resolution addressing the lack of religious freedom and the discrimination against […]

Hitch Unbound

posted by awelborn

From The American Conservative (which is Pat Buchanan’s mag, is it not?) an article on the Purest Neocon – Christopher Hitchens. Of interest – his views on religion. Which we all know, but anyway: As both the Hari and Didcock […]

Group Work

posted by awelborn

You know, every time I hear about these bishops breaking into language-based working groups as the Synod, I have to wonder if they’re sitting around on folding chairs, staring dully at a heavy-set woman with dyed-blond hair in a burnt-orange […]

Schoenborn clarifies

posted by awelborn

Says evolution’s okay, tells bloggers to stop arguing about him A senior Roman Catholic cardinal seen as a champion of "intelligent design" against Darwin’s explanation of life has described the theory of evolution as "one of the very great works […]

Bishop Cappio

posted by awelborn

The Brazilian bishop’s hunger strike continues: He is supported by his order (Franciscans) Thousands gather in support Photos here, via newswires

Noonan on Miers

posted by awelborn

Here He didn’t do that. Why didn’t he? Old standard answer: In time of war he didn’t want to pick a fight with Congress that he didn’t have to pick. Obvious reply: So in time of war he picks a […]

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Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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

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