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October 10, 2005 Archives


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 […]


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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 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? 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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