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January 1, 1970 Archives

Crumms from the Table

posted by awelborn

David Crumm of the Detroit Free-Press consistently finds good stories and reports them fairly, in context. Today’s piece is on the Christmas celebrations of Christians from the East Michigan’s diversity of immigrant groups, drawn mainly to auto-industry jobs during the […]

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St. John Neumann

posted by awelborn

Click here for larger photo (April 2002 – on the way back from the absolute worst NCEA conference ever – in Atlantic City. ) (Which had been preceded by the absolute worst Easter liturgy ever, in which the visiting Franciscan […]

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From John Allen to you

posted by awelborn

Dear People of “Open Book”: I have followed with great interest your discussion ofmy interview with Godspy and Amy’s reactions to it,focused especially on the question of divisions in theChurch, and what to do about it. What I’d like tooffer […]

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Zygote Mortality

posted by awelborn

Andrew Sullivan has been wondering about the mortality rate of newly-conceived human beings, he says, for a section in the book he’s writing. He says today: Thanks so much for your numerous responses to the zygote question. I’m deluged with […]

Silicon Valley in a Garbage Dump

posted by awelborn

From the Philippines, a priest’s effort on behalf of his people: Father Beltran is pastor of Manila’s Parish of the Risen Christ, a congregation of scavengers who live alongside Smokey Mountain, the Philippine capital’s legendary — and ever smoldering — […]

Bishop Pilla resigns

posted by awelborn

A bit early – he’s 73. Cleveland’s Catholic Diocese Bishop Anthony Pilla has written a letter to the Vatican asking to be replaced, NewsChannel5 reported. Pilla, 73, will not disclose why he placed the request to retire. He said the […]

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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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