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January 6, 2006 Archives

How the Other Half Worships

posted by awelborn

NYTimes piece about a book of photography and essays about worship and church life in inner cities: The title is a nod to the influential Jacob Riis book of photography published in 1890, ”How the Other Half Lives,” about tenement […]

Book of Daniel

posted by awelborn

Another post on an NBC program I didn’t watch! Hurray! This is one I can’t be moved to be upset about. I can’t see it succeeding, ratings-wise, first of all. (although I should probably not even type that until the […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

Kind of forgot (I have mucho family in – David left this morning – – and Christopher, Dad and Hilary are here til Sunday. Much excitement) – but John Allen’s Word from Rome is up: The emerging heart of Benedict’s […]

Questions for the Archbishop

posted by awelborn

What will Archbishop Levada say in his deposition? Having spent $53 million to settle more than 100 claims of priestly sex abuse, Portland in 2004 became the nation’s first Roman Catholic archdiocese to declare bankruptcy. Dozens of other cases are […]

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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 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? 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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