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October 2005 Archives

Respect Life

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Chaput on the Death Penalty Catholic teaching on the death penalty is best understood by viewing it through two lenses: what it is; and what it is not.The Church’s critique of capital punishment is not an evasion of justice. […]

All Saints

posted by awelborn

It’s on its way, and I’m reminded today that not every single person who reads this blog is aware that I’ve written two books of saints for children. You can find complete tables of contents here, but I am begging […]

East Doesn’t Meet West

posted by awelborn

A most fascinating photo: Caption here. Wednesday General Audience: Speaking to about 40,000 people, as yet another large crowd gathered in St. Peter’s square for the Wednesday audience, the Holy Father offered a meditation on Psalm 129, noting that it […]

Archbishop Gregory on the Synod

posted by awelborn

An interview What about the situation of divorced and remarried Catholics? Again, the synod looks set to largely reaffirm existing discipline? In my experience, the synod fathers are far more conflicted on this question than on the viri probati. Many […]

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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