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January 1, 1970 Archives

So here’s what I think

posted by awelborn

I’m thinking that legit hotels like a Crowne Plaza should think twice before renting out rooms and such to 200 swingers. Oh, and watch out for that large group of young adolescent soccer players and their families, too. Booking them […]

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Interdict!

posted by awelborn

50 years ago, idiocy and injustice – parents under the interdict for not sending their children to a new Catholic high school.

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Be Not Afraid

posted by awelborn

Visit and bookmark this site dedicated to the stories of and support for parents who have received difficult prenatal diagnoses. The stories provide powerful witness to the value of each tiny life. Via After Abortion, which has many other good […]

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NT Wright’s Christmas sermon

posted by awelborn

That should be enough to grab many of you. It’s a rich meditation on what it means to say that Jesus is the Word: Second, John’s Prologue by its very structure reaffirms the order of creation at the point where […]

Just because you should

posted by awelborn

Go down and read the thread on the Liturgy of the Hours, particularly the comment by Dominican Brother James Dominic Brent: When I first started, I ran into the problem that the Psalmist’s mood or prayer often clashed with mine. […]

Christian Culture Quandaries

posted by awelborn

From a reader, a religious order priest, who ran across an old column of mine reflecting on our trip to Quebec several years ago: Christian Culture: What’s It Good For? I am writing to you because I experienced last summer […]

Bloom on Limbo

posted by awelborn

In the NYTimes Mere Comments critiques

Nothing like…

posted by awelborn

…having to write about Holy Week with the Christmas tree in the next room. But…work calls, once again.

Speechless

posted by awelborn

"The best kept secret in Dallas" Makes you just want to….pray. (Via Envoy Encore)

All your Pope Joan needs

posted by awelborn

For those of you with friends and acquaintances impressed by ABC’s report…Patrick Madrid sets the record straight

God in the Dock

posted by awelborn

Italian judge tells priest to prove Jesus’ existence AN ITALIAN judge has ordered a priest to appear in court this month to prove that Jesus Christ existed. The case against Father Enrico Righi has been brought in the town of […]

If you’ve ordered books from me..

posted by awelborn

…be patient. I got a few orders over the past week, including one of the whole set, but I was out of a couple of titles, Loyola was shut down until today, so I won’t be restocked until the end […]

Late to the party

posted by awelborn

But better late than never…lots of folks have already linked to this, so I’ll just join them. Fr. Phillip Powell, OP’s "Mechanics of a Homily" – since that’s a subject oft discussed here…

Global Catholic Blogs

posted by awelborn

Let’s gather them up in this thread. I’ll start: Maior autem his est caritas from India – and from a commentor here. He has a detailed description of the Mass he attended Sunday, interesting links like this one about a […]

Petition Drive

posted by awelborn

….to get someone to translate Magister’s blog into English. Why not? It seem to have interesting stuff, from what I can tell via my Italian-via-French-and-Latin-skilz.

That decision…

posted by awelborn

Late last week, a bankruptcy judge ruled that the Archdiocese of Portland owns its property: A bankruptcy judge ruled Friday that the Archdiocese of Portland, not its parishes, owns church assets, dealing a major blow to its efforts to protect […]

There God is Ever Found

posted by awelborn

A story about a Redemptorist mission in Thailand (with Wisconsin roots) As motorcycles growled down uneven dirt roads outside, children inside the Human Development Foundation, a charity for street children, cleared their plates and opened their math books. With toothy […]

The Godsbody Baby

posted by awelborn

Photo of the new LIckona here Warning: Pre-menopausal women view at your own risk…

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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