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October 13, 2005 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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

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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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