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January 1, 1970 Archives

Down on the corner

posted by awelborn

Nothing like stopping at your corner convenience store to get some gas, and seeing…your bishop! Dang, if I’d been two minutes earlier, I could exchanged witticisms in the Burger Dairy with the Bishop. But that’s okay – Katie popped out […]

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Unintentional Spamming

posted by awelborn

Over the past few days, I’ve discovered that some non-spam mail is being directed to my spam box. A lot of mail coming from .osv.com, plus a few others, including two that were responses to responses of mine to notes […]

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Predisposed?

posted by awelborn

Now and again, we muse here about that thing called "Christian culture, " particulary in regard to the changing face of Catholicism in formerly strongly Catholic European countries, as well as Quebec. Just trying to figure out what was going […]

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RomeTalk

posted by awelborn

Clayton Emmer’s been on pilgrimage the past few days, including a trip to Rome that he’s not yet blogged about, but will soon, I’m sure The Roaming Roman has great photos from her group’s recent trip to Naples, as well […]

The new rector

posted by awelborn

A new rector of a Long Island seminary – a return to earlier (and more sensible) days? "I must tell you, I was very surprised to be considered," said McDonald, 64, who attended the seminary. "I thought St. Matthew’s parish […]

Clearing the way

posted by awelborn

That long-term lawsuit, challenging the constitutionality of using government funds to restore the California missions, has been dropped: A hearing had been scheduled for Friday in U.S. District Court here on the Justice Department’s motion to dismiss it. The missions […]

El Padrecito

posted by awelborn

A priest and his brother reaching out to Latino youth: Some people might be skeptical of a priest who reaches out to teenagers online, but the thousands of young people who log onto his Web site seem to think that […]

Get it right…

posted by awelborn

We’re hearing with increasing frequency and confidence that translation is the issue with the new encyclical. The Times (UK) reports: POPE BENEDICT XVI’s first important pronouncement has been delayed by an unprecedented tussle over the final wording between key Vatican […]

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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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