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January 4, 2006 Archives

To save eros

posted by awelborn

Waitin’ for the first encyclical. Cardinal George has some clues: The cardinal has not yet seen Benedict XVI’s encyclical, which is expected to be released by the Vatican within days, but said he has "seen comments" about it. The pope […]

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Rap of Redemption

posted by awelborn

Inmates reach out -and are reached. The lyrics of the "Rap of Redemption" were created by a maximum-security inmate, Essex Sims, at Lansing Correctional Facility, with the arrangements done by the East Hill Singer’s conductor, Elvera Voth. The idea of […]

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Forget what did you hear…

posted by awelborn

How about where are you coming from? The discussion in the most recent Allen-related post below is all over the map and intriguing, not to mention a little discouraging. Let’s put it this way. Read the homilies and addresses of […]

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Reporter Bleg

posted by awelborn

This is not from me – if you know someone, email me, and I will put you in touch with the reporter: I was wondering if you could suggest someone for a voice I need in my article on the […]

The Index Revealed

posted by awelborn

Scholars explore the documented discusions about what books would be placed on the Index – or not. When he received special permission in 1992 to be one of the first historians to see the secret documents of the Index, they […]

And on another note:

posted by awelborn

Also from the Allen interview – I do hope he takes this up as his next subject. There are signs everywhere, and he’s a great one to pick up on those signs. It’s Michael’s and mine orientation, totally. I spoke […]

The Work

posted by awelborn

A bit more on Opus Dei from John Allen: First an interview with him in Godspy: Based on your own personal experience and encounters, what most impressed you about Opus Dei? The quality of the people. These are very reflective […]

One year later

posted by awelborn

Caritas Australia has constructed a web page dedicated to news about recovery and reconstruction after last year’s tsunami.

Finnishing Up

posted by awelborn

We like our global perspective around these parts, so here’s a story on the Church in Finland, particularly its recent consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary 7 parishes. 17 priests! For the Consecration, St. Mary’s church was fully packed […]

Scheduling Issues

posted by awelborn

Theme set for WYD ’08 in Sydney: The Vatican has announced the theme for the 23rd World Youth Day celebration, which will take place July 15- 20, 2008, in Sydney, Australia. The theme for the event is taken from the […]

The Visitation so far…

posted by awelborn

John Allen reports a possible "tightening up" of moral teaching. Well, that would be nice. With approximately a third of the visits to 229 seminaries, colleges, and houses of formation in the United States already complete, and the rest scheduled […]

Barr v. Schönborn

posted by awelborn

Cosmos-Liturgy-Sex on the discussion: In the end, Schoenborn gives a penetrating criticism of Catholics who thought themselves to have given him a lesson or two in regard to his controversial NYT piece. These Catholics – and Barr is tentatively included […]

Truth to Power

posted by awelborn

An LATimes story on a prelate mentioned here before: Archbishop Ncube of Zimbabwe Ncube, who was born in 1946 in southern Zimbabwe, is the son of a peasant cattle farmer. His mother left to work in Bulawayo as a servant […]

SB80

posted by awelborn

From a reader, on an important upcoming vote: The Delaware House of Representatives is going to vote on January 12th on a bill authorizing biotech firms to clone for experimental but not reproductive purposes, thereby allowing embryonic stem cell research […]

A married cardinal?

posted by awelborn

In England, some are hoping for one: Two former Cabinet ministers are backing the move to give Graham Leonard, who was the Bishop of London, the highest honour the Vatican can bestow. If Pope Benedict XVI backs the idea, it […]

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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