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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, […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Previous Posts

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?
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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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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