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January 23, 2006 Archives

That copyright story…

posted by awelborn

The post below has been updated – lesson: Don’t believe the Times UK, especially if the byline is "Richard Owen."

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Roe at 33

posted by awelborn

The NRO Editors The Court would be perfectly justified in concluding that its attempts to micromanage abortion policy have failed, in regarding this failure as an indictment of its pretensions to have any special expertise or authority to do so, […]

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The LC in the WSJ

posted by awelborn

The WSJ continues its interest in matteres religious, examing the role of the Legionaries of Christ in Mexican society: The Legion’s close ties with the elite are most evident in Monterrey, a city of four million that has long been […]

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Keep Keeping Up…

posted by awelborn

with the day’s events over at After Abortion. They are liveblogging and posting up a storm. Speaking of storms, here’s a column by Chris Weinkopf in the LA Daily News about the makers of the film A Distant Thunder, about […]

Requiem for the Unborn

posted by awelborn

Thanks to a commenter, I’m alerted to this interesting story: Shantigarh Requiem for the Unborn composed by John Bonaduce (according to the commentor, the brother of Partridge Family Danny Bonaduce – and he does resemble him in the photo here) […]

Confessions of a Pro-Life Fanatic

posted by awelborn

This week’s letter from the pastor of St. Rita’s Catholic Church in north Dallas, TX I have been called a fanatic many times. Some consider me such because of my vocation as a priest. Many more have called me a […]

Embryonic Human Beings

posted by awelborn

An essay by Dr. Robert George, written for and published at Pontifications: Now a supporter of embryo-killing for biomedical research might concede that a human embryo is a human being, yet deny that human beings in the early stages of […]

Walking on the West Coast

posted by awelborn

Lilnks to news stories about the Walk for LIfe, West Coast.

Songs that made a difference

posted by awelborn

Remember that National Association of Pastoral Musicians’ survey from a while back, asking for the titles of "songs that made a difference" – referring to music used in liturgies? No? Well, they had an online survey to that effect. I […]

What did you hear?

posted by awelborn

Two questions: Did you hear Pescador de Hombres? (No judgment on the song, which I like – I think I would like it better in Spanish than English, though. Just curious) Were pro-life concerns mentioned? Me: 1)Yes 2)No (And hey, […]

Agnus Dei

posted by awelborn

VATICAN CITY, JAN 21, 2006 (VIS) – This morning in the Urban VIII Chapel of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, in keeping with the tradition for today’s feast of St. Agnes, the Pope today blessed two lambs, the wool of which […]

Benedict and Islam

posted by awelborn

Magister tries to sort out conflicting reports: Joseph Ratzinger has written little on the topic of Islam over the years. But it is a topic very much on his mind, and all the more so since he became pope. Last […]

Hints, hints…

posted by awelborn

From Vatican Information Service: VATICAN CITY, JAN 23, 2006 (VIS) – This morning, Benedict XVI participated in a congress organized by the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum." The event is being held in the Vatican’s New Synod Hall on January 23 […]

Dan Brown, watch out

posted by awelborn

Chris Johnson’s catching up to you –

“Smallville meets The Name of the Rose…”

posted by awelborn

The Flying Friar: A comic book/ graphic novel inspired by St. Joseph Cupertino: Mr Johnston, a British author of graphic novels, attempted to keep his character faithful to the saint, but has embellished his adventures by creating a fictional adversary […]

No free ride

posted by awelborn

A rather vexing article from the Times UK (reported by Richard Owen, who is reportedly not a great friend of the cause) on the Vatican’s recent moves on copyrights for papal documents. A Milanese publishing house that had issued an […]

My resolution:

posted by awelborn

To blog reviews of the three books on the sidebar, and get on to some more. Now that I’m not spending hours every day researching Rome apartments, that might actually be possible… Oh, and add Crunchy Cons to the list! […]

Keep Up…

posted by awelborn

With all of the news from this weekend of remembrance: Pro-life Blogs After Abortion C-Span will cover live from noon EWTN from 11 AM eastern Ron Belgau offers a reflection at a memorial service for the unborn

The Colony

posted by awelborn

A review of a new book on the Molokai leper colony – sounds heartbreaking and compelling. No mention of Fr. Damien though – in the review (I know the book profiles him) – I know – carp, carp, carp.

NEW OPEN BOOK FEATURE

posted by awelborn

People, my email situation is getting ridiculous again. On a typical day, I get about 75 emails related either to work or this blog, not counting those that are getting spit over to spam and that I miss. Most of […]

A big Catholic world

posted by awelborn

A Zenit interview with a professor specializing in the Chaldean rite. Quite interesting details on liturgy and other practices. Q: What is the role of deacons and women in the Chaldean rite? Monsignor Yousif: The deacon leads the community for […]

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