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March 9, 2006 Archives

Interesting new book

posted by awelborn

Coming this fall from Scott Hahn: Ordinary Work; Extraordinary Grace: My Spiritual Journey in Opus Dei

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Coming to you from Commonweal

posted by awelborn

……a blog, featuring, among other contributors, our friend and very early Catholic blogger Peter Nixon!

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Coming to you from PA

posted by awelborn

Which has the baby so excited he cannot sleep. I am telling you – this baby has been up since around 5:30 AM, and hasn’t napped yet. I have no idea what’s gotten into him – perhaps he thinks the […]

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Jesus DeCoded

posted by awelborn

The USBishops’ website responding to DVC is up and live – my contribution is under "Truth Be Told." Also contributing are Opus Dei priest Fr. John Wauck and art historian Elizabeth Lev.

The Vatican Museum Mess

posted by awelborn

I knew at some point we would get over to the Vatican Museums, but I couldn’t quite bring myself to plan it. The lines and crowds at the place are notorious, and even in the old edition of the Georgina […]

Oh, and on the pics..

posted by awelborn

I’m sort of out of them – the more interesting ones, at least. Katie has two disposable cameras that are currently being developed, and Michael took a couple hundred, so I’ll just wait until they get theirs set up, and […]

Speaking of Bodies

posted by awelborn

No visit to Rome with a teenager you would like to impress is complete without a visit to the Capuchin Crypt located under Santa Maria della Concezione . Perhaps you know the story – the chapel is decorated with the […]

St. Gaspar

posted by awelborn

In comments below, Fr. Keyes, aka The New Gasparian, asked if in our Trevi Fountain wanderings, we came across St. Gaspar del Bufalo. Well, as a matter of fact that’s one of the main reasons we returned. Ever since we […]

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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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