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January 18, 2006 Archives

Hostel Takeover

posted by awelborn

Mollie at Get Religion has a post about the incredibly gruesome film Hostel, comparing the hew and cry by some cultural conservatives against Brokeback Mountain and the silence regarding this film. Hostel was #1 its first weekend of release, but […]

KELO takes a church

posted by awelborn

Still the most mystifying Supreme Court decision last year, by far. Well, maybe not mystifying, but…something. The Anchoress has a great post on a news item about a land grab that includes a church or two, leading her to reflect […]

Shut my mouth

posted by awelborn

I’ve finally updated my list of speaking gigs down there on the right. I cannot take any more this spring, with two exceptions: 1)Within a 1-hour drive of Fort Wayne 2) If, by any chance, you missed my call a […]

Share your story

posted by awelborn

Sr. Patricia Proctor, OSC, is seeking personal stories for her forthcoming book, 101 Inspirational Stories of the Sacrament of Reconciliation. She’d like to hear from you – and I know you can help her out! Here’s a link where you […]

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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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