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January 1, 1970 Archives

Record-setting

posted by awelborn

We were pursuing the Spring ’06 offerings from Harper SanFrancisco – a remarkably diverse line that season, with authors from Bart Ehrman to N.T.Wright and beyond. They definitely have a clear sense of their intended market: everyone. Anyway, we happened […]

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Jody wants Tunes!

posted by awelborn

Jody Bottum, editor of First Things, wants our help Actually, I’ve been fooling around with ballads and folk songs for a couple of months, now, with the vague idea that I might make my next book of poems something like […]

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Animal Abuse

posted by awelborn

You know, there’s a thread down there on the Bark Mitzvah, with commentors scrapping about the proper Christian disposition to animals. I agree, that the consequence of being stewards of the earth is treating animals with compassion and care, respectful […]

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One more

posted by awelborn

NCR has added some information on the research methodology for their recent study of American Catholics. All data were collected by the Gallup Organization, using telephone interviews based on identical random digit dialing sampling methods. The sample size in 1987 […]

It Played in Peoria

posted by awelborn

Nice article about the Year of the Eucharist in the Diocese of Peoria, which culminated with a Byzantine Catholic liturgy in the Cathedral About 1,100 Catholics at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Sunday had to be given instruction in how to […]

As you can see…

posted by awelborn

I’m making progress on the Mary Magdalene book. I’m hampered a bit today by exhaustion – we had a particularly bad night last night. Baby was extremely restless, and, as per usual, didn’t fall into a really sound sleep until […]

Oh, please

posted by awelborn

The latest trend for pets Rabbi Terry Bookman, of Temple Beth Am in Pinecrest, said he is all for loving and caring for pets, but a ”bark mitzvah” is crossing the line.

On the other end, for once

posted by awelborn

Bishop sues woman The bishop of the Rapid City Catholic Diocese has sued a Maryland woman for negligence because of a car crash. Blase Cupich filed his lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Rapid City against Natalie Kay Germain Smith […]

The plan

posted by awelborn

Spokane’s bankruptcy plan: The Catholic Diocese of Spokane will sell its headquarters and the home of Bishop William Skylstad to settle claims of people who contend they were sexually abused by priests, according to a plan filed in U.S. Bankruptcy […]

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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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