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January 1970 Archives

Ramesh won’t let go

posted by awelborn

Prior to this year, in the course of your legal career have you ever been involved in any Supreme Court litigation? Have you ever been consulted about such litigation? Has it ever occurred to anyone to consult you about it? […]

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GodBlogCon

posted by awelborn

…Coming next week to Biola University – a gathering of Christian bloggers. From one of the organizers: Recently, Hugh Hewitt scholarshipped 20 Biola students’ registrations for the upcoming GodBlogConference. The Torrey Honors Institute would like to respond in kind by […]

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The Return

posted by awelborn

First Catholic school reopens in New Orleans…first school, actually, since the public schools are still closed. Mass at St. Louis Cathedral: As residents, politicians, the military and others who have worked to save New Orleans listened and prayed during the […]

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The changing face of priesthood…

posted by awelborn

…in Australia SIGN in English and Vietnamese outside St John the Evangelist Catholic Church in East Melbourne lists times for Mass (gio le) on weekdays (ngay trong tuan) and weekends (cuoituan). The first words from the Gospel of St John […]

Re-entry

posted by awelborn

The Church and politics in Italy For four decades after the end of WWII, the Catholic Church wielded power in Italy through the Christian Democrats, so thorougly discredited by corruption scandals that the party was dissolved in the early 1990s […]

Pope on Day 1

posted by awelborn

From the Vatican Information Service: VATICAN CITY, OCT 3, 2005 (VIS) – This morning in the Synod Hall, the first General Congregation of the Eleventh Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops was held. The meeting was presided by […]

Miers in the World

posted by awelborn

You might want to check out the World Magazine Blog – it’s looking at the nominee from the perspective of her faith (former Catholic) and relationship to her church Immaterial, but interesting.

What you heard

posted by awelborn

Okay, one more post, then two solid hours of writing, at the end of which I will emerge with an intro. I will. I will. I will. Go down and read, and contribute to "What did you hear." Don’t discuss […]

Heh

posted by awelborn

Ponnuru on The Pick: It’s an inspiring testament to the diversity of the president’s cronies. Wearing heels is not an impediment to being a presidential crony in this administration! I can only assume that the president felt that his support […]

Today at the Synod

posted by awelborn

Texts of addresses, interventions etc. here Today, Arinze: May the Virgin Mary, “Eucharistic woman” (Ecc. De Euch., 53), intercede for us.May the Holy Spirit give us light, faith, wisdom, pastoral charity, evangelical courage, joy of proclamation and the awareness of […]

Out of the Closet

posted by awelborn

The blogger at Luminous Miseries, a former Protestant minister, now in the process of becoming Catholic, has revealed his True Identity, and is blogging at his art site. It’s lovely, engaging and quirky. I do like his take on RCIA […]

Obsessions

posted by awelborn

A crie du couer from James Carroll in the Globe Look, I have a lot to do, so I am going to try my darndest to make this one of my few posts today. (Some call it karma, others call […]

Ah, modern communications

posted by awelborn

Pope can’t make today’s afternoon session At the end of Monday’s morning session of a synod of bishops at the Vatican, the secretary-general of the gathering, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, made an announcement about the afternoon session, scheduled to begin at […]

“As noted in the comments on Open Book yesterday..”

posted by awelborn

In case you missed it, the text from yesterday’s homily, this time from the Vatican website. This photo is from earlier today – waiting for Pope’s remarks.

Into the Vineyard

posted by awelborn

Rocco’s got a good post-Red Mass photo up, but I like mine too- Justice Clarence Thomas, ready for the new term. More photos of movers and shakers here Short story here, more later, I’m sure.

What did you hear?

posted by awelborn

In which we re-open, for one Sunday, our semi-continuing feature asking readers to post their experiences of Mass attendance today (and last night). The tone: Not critical, unless containing yourself would bring on an aneurysm. Just reporting – our readers […]

To the Vatican

posted by awelborn

Israeli president to visit Katsav will visit Italy for about a week in mid-November, said Katsav’s spokeswoman, Hagit Cohen. The Foreign Ministry said the visit was "unprecedented." Israel and the Vatican established diplomatic relations in the 1990s, and Pope John […]

Spies

posted by awelborn

East Germans spied on Ratzinger for fifteen years

On a roll

posted by awelborn

He won’t stop confronting us with what matters…at the Angelus today: The Eucharistic Celebration with which we inaugurated the Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops has just concluded at the Basilica of St Peter. The Synodal Fathers, coming […]

Gather Us In

posted by awelborn

The Synod of Bishops began today, with a Mass. Proceedings begin tomorrow. First, off, what’s the Synod of Bishops? Here’s an introduction: The Synod of Bishops is a permanent institution established by Pope Paul VI, 15 September 1965, in response […]

“No”

posted by awelborn

Chinese government won’t allow bishops to attend synod

Judgment

posted by awelborn

After Abortion notes a story about a judgment in a Michigan case: According to today’s Detroit News, the teenager who caused the death of his girlfriend’s in utero baby by repeatedly whacking her in the belly with a baseball bat […]

Fantastic

posted by awelborn

A step in the right direction is still a step, even if it’s only one school taking it. Curt Jester reports on a Catholic school in Long Island that has cancelled prom The decision was prompted in part by the […]

American OD Bishops?

posted by awelborn

Vaticanisti has the scoop – there’s four, not just the one numerary.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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