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January 1, 1970 Archives

High profile

posted by awelborn

Bishop Skylstad accused of abuse A woman has filed a claim that she was sexually abused more than 40 years ago by Bishop William Skylstad, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic bishops and leader of the Spokane Diocese. Skylstad […]

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Santa Croce

posted by awelborn

On our last full day in Rome, after the 10:30 Latin Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica and our farewell to the Pope at the Angelus, we decided to squeeze in a couple more sites before packing and apartment cleaning commenced. […]

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Little things

posted by awelborn

The Coliseum is awesome. It’s iconic, and you already know what it looks like, but to come up out of the Metro station and stand there, right in front of it, traffic racing by, knowing that 1900 years ago, it […]

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Talking and Talking…

posted by awelborn

Here’s the info on my talk tomorrow night. It’s in Ford Chapel. Children would be allowed because, well…one of mine will be there. Yup.

BTW…

posted by awelborn

As you can see from the sidebar, I’m speaking in PA tomorrow – if you’re in the area, please come say hey. And although it’s odd to go on another trip so soon…I really have to say that a flight […]

Pope Benedict need not apply

posted by awelborn

At the Catholic Report, David Hartline tells of the speaker selection process for a Catholic gathering…

From high culture to…something else.

posted by awelborn

Look. I’ve not seen the last two episodes of Lost. I guess I will watch it tonight. What do I need to know in order to not be…lost? (The last one I saw was the Sawyer-backstory ep, I think…where he […]

Patriarch of the West?

posted by awelborn

A week or so ago, there was a kerfuffle about the title "Patriarch of the West" being dropped from the Pope’s titles in the latest official Vatican Title Directory or whatever. Some wondered if it was a slapdown of the […]

Regrets, I’ve had a few

posted by awelborn

Aside from the cheese, there’s another purchase I regret not making. I saw it at The Gesu, the central Jesuit church in Rome. Now, the Gesu is a fascinating place artistically and historically, of course, and I knew some of […]

The Audience, Generally

posted by awelborn

(You won’t believe this, but I still feel as if I’m just getting started on this reporting…) Week ago today, we attended the General Audience in St. Peter’s Square.  We had our tickets, retrieved Tuesday evening – an acquaintance arranged […]

The Diocese of the County of Orange

posted by awelborn

One of the big news items enflaming the Catholic blogosphere as well as the secular press in Orange County, CA, is the recent action of a pastor and Bishop Tod Brown telling a group of parishioners to leave their parish […]

The first joke

posted by awelborn

This trip gave Joseph the chance to write his first real joke. He would ask me, "Is it your birthday soon?" I would say, "No." His next question: "When is your birthday?" "July." Mischievous grin, "Gelato?" Followed by triumphant laughter. […]

But how did the children do?

posted by awelborn

Not unreasonably, the question is being asked early and often…how did the children do? By which they mean the 4-year old and the 1-year old we dragged to Rome. Katie, for her part, did fine – helped a great deal […]

Next, Bloggers

posted by awelborn

Ah, Rome…the Eternal City, the City of Catholic Bloggers. Well, two of them, at least: The Roamng Roman and Zadok! The Roaming Roman is a student at the Bernardi campus of St. Thomas University. She very kindly invited us to […]

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Why Via Media
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posted 8:54:17pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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