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March 11, 2006 Archives

Wrongful Birth

posted by awelborn

A NYTimes Magazine piece on Wrongful Birth lawsuits, and the whole issue of genetic testing and its consequences One gets quesy reading articles like this – quesy from the lurching and evasion, violent motion which Dramamine can’t cure. An unborn […]


posted by awelborn

Catholic Dems reprimanded: Top U.S. Roman Catholic leaders told Democratic lawmakers yesterday that there is no wiggle room in church teaching on abortion and that they are duty-bound to work against "the destruction of unborn human life." The statement by […]

Speaking of culture and personhood

posted by awelborn

Here, a few days late (still cleaning out my inbox) is a piece from the Guardian by Madeleine Bunting The point is that parenthood is against the grain of all the aspirations of our culture. Go back to the point […]

Gossip Girls

posted by awelborn

Noami Wolf in the NYTimes on three incredibly popular YA series.  The "Gossip Girl" "A-List" and "Clique" series, almost all of which feature status-mad adolescent girls immersed in materialistic, superficial concerns, having lotsa sex on the way. Wolf is disturbed […]

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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 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? 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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