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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 […]

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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, […]

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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" […]

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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 […]

It would be nice..

posted by awelborn

If Catholic life in this country were such that someone who volunteered as an escort into a Planned Parenthood facility would never even think of applying for a job at a Catholic school. They’d see the ad in the paper, […]

On Air

posted by awelborn

The English translation of an interview that the Pope had with Polish television, that aired tonight: The content was mostly about John Paul II: Q. So this appointment and convocation to Rome didn’t come as a surprise? A. It was […]

A Word:

posted by awelborn

To all publishers, PR folks and authors who have sent me books over the past couple of months: The time is approaching – once I get my own book done, I will be devoting a lot of time on this […]

HopkinsSong

posted by awelborn

An artist has set some of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poems to music: The Alchemist is a collection of 22 of Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poems thathave been adapted to music in a variety of contemporary styles by Catholicsinger-songwriter Sean O’Leary. The […]

Teachable Moment

posted by awelborn

Pope meets with First Communicants Pope Benedict XVI offered a rare glimpse into his past Saturday and gave a small lesson in Catholicism to children who attended his first youth rally at St. Peter’s Square — an event that was […]

More on the Prom ban

posted by awelborn

The NYtimes has picked up on the story of the LI Catholic high school that dropped prom this year. A group of students have responded by expressing a desire to organize an alternative: Three Kellenberg seniors are hoping they can […]

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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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