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January 1, 1970 Archives

Big doings in France?

posted by awelborn

Rocco reports on a confab being called for Wednesday in France…go read if SSPX doings are of interest. Very interesting.

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Oh, to be a “Catholic Scholar”

posted by awelborn

This will make you snort, from the Minneapolis Star-Tribune report on encyclical reax (actually a reprint from the Toronto paper – so note that it was probably Canadian "Catholic scholars" who were consulted) : Few Catholic scholars contacted this week […]

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Pope to the Rota

posted by awelborn

This is one of those stories I waited a bit for posting because, once again, translation issues could have been problematic. Time has passed (well, a couple of days), and so CwNews has a more thorough report than that which […]

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Context, all is context?

posted by awelborn

The Inquisition returns – The four-part documentary on the UKTV History channel draws on research gleaned from Vatican files only opened to scrutiny in 1998. It highlights periods of the persecution that began in the 13th century and ended only […]

More Deus, More Caritas

posted by awelborn

At Mirror of Justice, Greg Sisk with an extended post on what Benedict has to say about the role of the Church in public life: In emphasizing the proper role of the Church in the awakening and formation of conscience, […]

Jesuit Talk

posted by awelborn

There is discussion here and there about the future of the leadership of the Jesuits. It’s sort of convoluted, but the Society’s Superior General is said to have met with Benedict many times over the past months, and the decision […]

Finally!

posted by awelborn

What I’ve been waiting for – Christopher Blosser at the Ratzinger Fan Club with scads of links to analysis and reactions to the encyclical.

The planning can begin..

posted by awelborn

With this Rome stuff, everything has hinged on when we’d get our Scavi tour reservations. Well, I got the confirmation today – two weeks after I submitted the request, which is pretty quick. But we are going off-season and I […]

Columbus-Bound!

posted by awelborn

Tomorrow night, at 7 – Michael and I will be speaking at St. Joan of Arc in Powell, Ohio – along with David Hartline of the Catholic Report, who’s arranging the event – come and see! (More info on right […]

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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 ...

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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