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January 25, 2006 Archives

Deus Caritas Est

posted by awelborn

I’ve read through the encyclical three times and outlined it, so tomorrow I have WORK to do, made infinitely more complicated by the sick baby, who is no shape to go to the sitter’s tomorrow. Bless him, Michael is staying […]

Boston Revival

posted by awelborn

Evangelicals in Beantown: The Catholic church is to Boston what evangelicals are to Wheaton or Colorado Springs, says Harrell. The influence of the Catholic church is everywhere from parishes to politics. Harrell says Catholics often did not leave the church […]

Out of Africa

posted by awelborn

The spiritual scene in Nigeria – fervent, healing and prosperity-oriented religiosity, and, on ocassion, curious encounters between Christianity and Islam Can Rick Warren succeed in Rwanda? The writer of this piece in Christianity Today has his doubts. Warren uses the […]

Busy Day

posted by awelborn

Beyond the release of the encyclical, it was also Wednesday’s General Audience: This vision can be realized, the Pope said, only through "the work of the Messiah and his people." And it can be reached only by making a clear […]

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?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 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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