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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

McBrien and the Bloggers

posted by awelborn

In his latest column, Fr. Richard McBrien looks at the Boston Catholic Charities dinner fracas, honing in on Carol McKinley (who has a deep dislike of me, by the way, I understand, but I most definitely don’t want to go […]

Epiphany at the Vatican

posted by awelborn

The Pope’s homily at Mass: A great silence, permeated by attentive reflection and prayer, greeted the words of Benedict XVI as he finished his profound homily during Mass in the Basilica of St Peter to celebrate the feast of the […]

Orthodox opens the door

posted by awelborn

Orthodox leader says he’d like to meet with Pope The spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million-plus Orthodox Christians said Thursday that he is eager to meet with Pope Benedict XVI sometime in the coming year in an effort to […]

Lord, Hear our Prayer

posted by awelborn

The Jewish return to petitionary prayer: The newfound popularity of the prayer for the sick begs for explanation. Why has this once fairly obscure prayer assumed such importance and ubiquity? And why has it spread in popularity across the Jewish […]

The big family onscreen

posted by awelborn

Meghan Cox Gurdon (mother of 5) in the WSJ: She comments on the resurgence of the large family on the big screen, but that the subtheme of these films is chaos, either barely controlled or actual. But in reality: The […]

So, who saw ER?

posted by awelborn

I didn’t, but a reader writes in: Did you happen to watch ER last night? I sat down in the middle of it. Some teenager was pregnant by rape. She didn’t really want to keep the baby but her Christian […]

Listen to Weigel

posted by awelborn

He’s speaking at Calvin College in Grand Rapids today and the talk is being broadcast live in Real Audio. And at Radio Blogger, you can find a transcript of a Hugh Hewitt interview with Fr. Joseph Fessio on Pope Benedict.

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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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