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January 1, 1970 Archives

Inculturated

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s report on Saturday’ and Monday’s doings highlights discussions past and present about the issue of inculturation In other synod business Monday, Cardinal Lubomyr Husar of the Greek Catholic church in Ukraine posed a provocative rhetorical question: if Catholics […]

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Nice

posted by awelborn

From this morning’s interventions at the Synod, an Australian bishop: Consider the fact that the Author of the Universe took human nature to himself, was born of a Virgin, had (and still has) a human body and a human soul, […]

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The Anatomy of MegaChurches

posted by awelborn

A sort of interesting slideshow at Slate, examing the architecture of Lakewood, Crystal Cathedral, Willow Creek, a new LDS structure in Salt Lake City, and the LA Cathedral. He actually gives the Crystal Cathedral props for being the most religiously […]

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True Marriage

posted by awelborn

A site and a cause from an Ave Maria School of Law professor, inspired, I think, in part by the experience and perspective of Bai MacFarlane The TrueMarriage project seeks to ensure that religious marriages and other fundamental aspects of […]

Higher Ed

posted by awelborn

My son who is taking a course from A Famous Poet reports that the class has not had to write a poem in three week. The Poet was off to a medical appointment one day, had to meet with the […]

Ah, the Brits

posted by awelborn

If you frequent Catholic blogs, you might remember, all of a week or so ago, a story about the Catholic bishops in the UK issuing a doc about Scripture which, according to the news accounts was some radical departure because […]

Walk away….slowly I’m walking away

posted by awelborn

It’s late, and I’m tired, so maybe I’m misreading, but is this piece by actor Michael Moriarty on Tom Hanks, DVC and Hilary Clinton just totally whack? Or is it satire? I really want to think so…but it seems as […]

No rest for the weary

posted by awelborn

Yes, Synod doings continued on Saturday. Saturday morning’s interventions. Some highlights: First, From Cardinal Szoka, retired of the Archdiocese of Detroit. The fIrst Synod I attended was in 1983. In the last 15 years, I have participated in every Synod […]

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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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