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January 20, 2006 Archives

Fr. Stan in Uganda

posted by awelborn

Read what he’s got to say about his visit. Amazing spiritual energy from the Franciscan Friar of the Renewal, putting life firmly into perspective. I met many many awesome people in Uganda. Three were little sisters of Mary Immaculate from […]


posted by awelborn

From a reader: I thought you’d be interested in a fairly recent development regarding the drug Accutane (and its generics).  I was treated with Accutane when I was seventeen, but genetics has blessed me with the opportunity for another go-round […]

Preach it!

posted by awelborn

More good thoughts on preaching from Dominican (of course) Fr. Phillip Powell, here: 4. You know you’ve heard a good homily when… …you are encouraged in your faith, strengthened in your trust of God,…you are set afire to read your […]

Nunc dimittis

posted by awelborn

Our sympathy and prayers with Rich Leonardi and family on the death of Rich’s father.

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 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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