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January 1, 1970 Archives

Non-controversial?

posted by awelborn

Peter Steinfels chimes in… When Benedict speaks of love as the "primordial cosmic force," he knows of course that science traces the movement of the sun and stars to the Big Bang, gravity and other forces of nature. He is, […]

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Mozart’s Birthday

posted by awelborn

As noted far and wide, today is Mozart’s 250th birthday. Elizabeth Lev has a Mozart in Rome story at ZENIT. Mozart is often associated with the Freemasons — he joined the Masons of Vienna in 1784 — and "The Magic […]

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Pope to US?

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Keeler says he’s coming Via Whispers

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Word Up

posted by awelborn

Allen on the encyclical, with some added remarks from Cardinal George. As well as conversations on the nature of Catholic charitable work from the Cor Unam conference. Even apart from policy questions, there’s much to learn about Benedict XVI’s papacy […]

Sorry for continued weirdness

posted by awelborn

But this one beats the destroyed rectory story: A Franciscan priest famous in Italy for the religious conversion of a leading porn star was in custody last night on charges of sexual harassment after a nun alleged that she was […]

Countdown

posted by awelborn

The Da Vinci Code film will be released in the US on 5/19, and the world waits. Or, not. Who knows. Some recent DVC sightings, for good and ill: Here’s an excellent blog on DVC issues run by an Opus […]

Blog Reax

posted by awelborn

Clarifications at Cosmos-Liturgy-Sex

Hello, Columbus

posted by awelborn

Mark your calendars, Ohio peeps: MIchael and I will be speaking next Tuesday, January 31, at 7pm at St. Joan of Arc Church in Powell, Ohio!

Slow posting…

posted by awelborn

We got one over pinkeye, and now I’ve just returned from picking Joseph up early at school where he was accused of the same. Justly.

The Tablet Approves

posted by awelborn

An editorial: This is a remarkable, enjoyable and even endearing product of Pope Benedict’s first few months. If first encyclicals set the tone for a new papacy, then this one has begun quite brilliantly.

Remember Darfur

posted by awelborn

A post at Mirror of Justice on recent Catholic action in relationship to Darfur.

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 ...

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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