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January 1, 1970 Archives

Trappists and Vegetables

posted by awelborn

On his way down to the Catholic Marketing Network gathering in Birmingham, MIchael stopped at the Trappist monastery in Gethsemane for Evening Prayer. At the bookstore he met an old friend whom he didn’t know had joined up with the […]

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Speaking of lying dogs and untalented hacks

posted by awelborn

…with gazillions of books in print….the paperback version of DVC is finally on the way (in the US) . 5 million copy first printing.

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A clerk’s view of Alito

posted by awelborn

Long-time friend of this blog, Conor Dugan: One of the primary lessons I learned from Judge Alito was about what a judge is and is not in our constitutional system. Much popular thinking about the judicial function holds that the […]

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Alien is as Alien Does

posted by awelborn

The turmoil in the Anglican Communion and the ECUSA interest us a great deal because it’s interesting in and of itself, but also because of what it tells us about the road of "God is doing a new thing." Today […]

A Billion Little Pieces

posted by awelborn

Because we are always intrigued by the exploits of lying dogs and untalented hacks who get published while we sit here trying to tell the truth and do good work, this Smoking Gun investigation of James Frey, the author of […]

The Week that Was

posted by awelborn

I’m alone for the first time in almost two weeks. For an only child, that’s serious, and might take some extensive recovery time. It was for a good reason, though – my two oldest boys were here – David first, […]

The missing women

posted by awelborn

The Lancet actually addresses the issue: According to research published by the British medical journal, Lancet, selective abortions and a traditional preference for male sons could be among the causes of this serious phenomenon. A team of scientists, who analyzed data […]

How can he be man of the year…

posted by awelborn

When his company co-operates with a government to censor free speech? Just asking.

In case you missed it…

posted by awelborn

Do click over the discussion of this past weekend’s WSJ on the religious identity of colleges, and Wheaton in re/ Catholic professors in particular.

How to undersand V2

posted by awelborn

The pope turns to the interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, first the theory of discontinuity: On the one hand, there is an interpretation that I would call "a hermeneutic of discontinuity and rupture"; it has frequently availed itself of […]

Looking Back

posted by awelborn

The December 22 address to the Curia was a look back on 2005, but also a look forward at how the events of that year might bear fruit in the future: First, World Youth Day: First of all, there was […]

In truth, peace

posted by awelborn

In today’s address, Benedict focused on peace and what brings peace about: The first: commitment to truth is the soul of justice. …. The second point which I would like to make is this: commitment to truth establishes and strengthens […]

PopeTalk

posted by awelborn

Two lenghty addresses from the Pope, one from today, the other from a couple of weeks ago: First, the traditional annual address to the Diplomatic Corps accredited to the Holy See in which the Pope assesses the global situation and […]

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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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