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January 22, 2006 Archives

Saletan, right but so wrong

posted by awelborn

It would be interesting to meet and talk with Will Saletan. To watch him work through his obviously divided mind on the abortion issue. To make him defend statements like this: Roe is 33 years old today. It freed us […]

Well, yeah, the Gospel is “compassionate”

posted by awelborn

Got to take issue with John Allen’s characterization of the message of the new encylical. He uses it in this week’s Word, and I heard him use it on NPR last week: Underlying all this is Benedict’s belief that the […]

Out West

posted by awelborn

Interesting verbs used to described the abortion rights activist’s action. Rarely do you see them used in a MSM report, here: Abortion rights advocates, concerned that the Bay Area movement has become too complacent, showed up en masse to protest […]

That they may be one

posted by awelborn

At the Angelus, Pope Benedict remarked on the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity (1/18-1/25) For 2006 the theme was taken from the gospel of Matthew ( “if two of you agree on earth about anything for which they are […]

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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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