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January 7, 2006 Archives

Could it be an “0?”

posted by awelborn

A hint from the USCCB… The US Conference of Catholic Bishops will probably give the film an O for "offensive" rating, said spokesman Monsignor Francis Maniscalco. "There was so much misinformation in the novel – if that is repeated in […]

Evangelicals and Catholics, Not Together

posted by awelborn

There’s a quite interesting piece in the WSJ today about professor’s faith and religious colleges and universities. The general point concerns some institutions’ determination to beef up their particular religious identity. Notre Dame is mentioned as committed and succeeding in […]

The basic problem…

posted by awelborn

…with Fr. McBrien’s column was that he did not address the issues. He did not honestly confront Menino’s stances on the issues at hand and put them up against Catholic teaching. He did not address the substance of the protesters’ […]

NeoCatechumenal Responses..

posted by awelborn

A NW spokesman reponds to Jimmy Akin’s characterization of his Zenit interview as "spin" Jimmy Akin’s response Magister’s original article, and here is the Zenit interview Also, in the Word from Rome, the same spokesman responds to John Allen

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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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