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January 1, 1970 Archives

Religion, troublemaker

posted by awelborn

A few weeks ago, there was a story making the rounds about a researcher who claimed that religious values made a society worse, not better. Here’s an example of one of the articles: "Does Religion Promote Social Dysfunction?" In today’s […]

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Progress Report

posted by awelborn

Well, my little meter over there is busted, so I guess I will waste some time and surf for another one. I am chugging right along. I have two more chapters to write, then go back and do the introduction, […]

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What’s shaping up…

posted by awelborn

John Allen takes stock of the Synod: A dynamic is shaping up at the Synod of Bishops in which the bishops seem, in effect, to be trying to meet their critics half-way. They’re willing to acknowledge, in unusually blunt fashion, […]

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Christians in Eastern Europe

posted by awelborn

A long, interesting Christianity Today piece, that, in places, seems to crack the "evangelicals bringing Christ to, er, Catholics" template just a teeny tiny bit. By 2000, it was clear that the church boom had failed to arrive as some […]

First in line for the movie

posted by awelborn

The book is about revealing truths about history and facts and, of course, evidence. In the experience of so many throughout the world, it is so much more interesting and exciting to learn about those things that have the evidence […]

Dali’s exorcism

posted by awelborn

An odd tale: Ancona, October 12 – An art expert has uncovered a sculpture of Christ on the Cross he claims Salvador Dali made to thank an Italian friar who exorcised him . Armando Ginesi found the piece, measuring 60cm […]

Auditors

posted by awelborn

Yesterday afternoon’s synod action involved statements from auditors – many of whom are leaders of some of the New Movements – Focolare, Neo-Catechumenate, etc.

Dan Brown speaks

posted by awelborn

And is very boring

Why do we believe in God?

posted by awelborn

From the Guardian UK A Harvard psychologist named Gordon Allport did some key research in the 1950s on various kinds of human prejudice and came up with a definition of religiosity that is still in use today. He suggested that […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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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 ...

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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