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October 16, 2005 Archives

Amazing that this is news

posted by awelborn

In New Zealand, a physician is making headlines because of his decision to cease prescribing contraceptives. Nelson GP Dr Joseph Hassan, a 40-year-old married father of four, wrote to the 50 patients a fortnight ago telling them he would no […]

Today, the Blogosphere will erupt over…

posted by awelborn

John Fund’s WSJ Political Diary: That "stealth nominee" thing may have backfired: Some participants in the Oct. 3 conference call fear that they will be called to testify at Ms. Miers’s hearings. "If the call is as you describe it, […]

Pullman, torqued

posted by awelborn

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, honors the release of the Narnia movie by predictably attacking Lewis: But Pullman said the Narnia books contained "a peevish blend of racist, misogynistic and reactionary prejudice" and "not a trace" […]

Holy Hour

posted by awelborn

In case you hadn’t heard about this event, added to the Synod schedule. I love the fact that anyone can drop by… Monday 17 October 2005, at 11:00 a.m., at the Confession Altar in St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican […]

Previous Posts

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?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 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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