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January 1, 1970 Archives

Choosing to deface

posted by awelborn

Pro-life placards defaced and destroyed in Bay Area: Some supporters of abortion rights have called BART to complain about the ads and demand their removal. The political Web site www.indybay.org urged activists to call BART and members of its Board […]

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Oh, one thing..

posted by awelborn

One of the most interesting points about Michael’s trip down south is that the same hotel where Catholic Marketing Network is meeting, the Anglicans have gathered, as well. He says it’s a fascinating group. The Anglicans, he means.

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Prayers requested…

posted by awelborn

For Rich Leonardi’s dad, rushed to ICU

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New blog!

posted by awelborn

The Criterion Online of the Archdiocese of Indy has started a blog, run by former ICB (Independent Catholic Blogger) Sean Gallagher and Brandon Evans, and featuring contributions from other Criterion staff. Brandon, you might recall, gave us lots of good […]

Whazzup

posted by awelborn

I know that my postings have not been very substantive of late. For that, I apologize.  But a few things have been occupying me – I got yet another idea (don’t laugh) for a novel, this time a Young Adult […]

The Pope and the World

posted by awelborn

Magister offers two evaluations of the Pope’s address to the Diplomatic Corps, particularly in regard to Iran and China: In effect, the thesis that “truth can only be attained in freedom” is typically Ratzingerian. It leads to the conclusion that […]

God or the Girl

posted by awelborn

LIsa de Moraes on a new series coming from A & E, following 5 men considering priesthood Notwithstanding the tight shot of the tight T-shirt on the well-endowed woman in the clips shown to critics, the docu-soap "God or the […]

So much for the educated

posted by awelborn

The "girl deficit" in India is more rampant among the well-educated, according to this story:   The practice is common among all religious groups – Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Muslims, and Christians – but appears to be most common among educated […]

John Paul and Marxism

posted by awelborn

A look at an early, unpublished work, in The Tablet: The ability to dissect Marxism and reassemble it in a Christian form made Karol Wojtyla a potentially significant Catholic thinker. It would take him another two decades to perfect this […]

Out of Limbo

posted by awelborn

Ken Woodward, with a good summary of the Limbo business, in the WSJ Mark Shea, with perspective on that "re-evaluating Judas" story from the Times UK today

Previous Posts

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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