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March 12, 2006 Archives

High Art

posted by awelborn

So…did you go to any museums in Rome? Well, strictly speaking, except for the Vatican Museums…no. No need to, not when you’ve got Bernini in the churches. (Although I was sort of hoping, somehow, to squeeze in the Capitoline, but […]

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Light into darkness

posted by awelborn

I followed the Sistine Chapel restoration controversy at a distance as it occurred years ago, so I was particularly interested to see a couple of unrestored, uncleaned patches that have been left up for the sake of comparison. Those patches […]

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Travel Notes

posted by awelborn

From the category: "Why didn’t we think of this in the first place?" One the very last day of our trip, as noted below, we went to San Croce in Gerusalemme, to venerate the relics there, explore the church, meet […]

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Roundup Time

posted by awelborn

Against the Grain has one of those typically excellent round-ups of news and commentary on Benedict XVI from the past couple of weeks. Oh, and Here’s a Zenit story on what B. said to the univeristy students on Saturday evening: […]

For the sake of clarity

posted by awelborn

In the Meyers-Briggsian world, I am a strong INFP. Strong all the way, so that there’s not a bit of J on my horizon. Which means that I have my own internal scheme of organization, which is mostly intuitive and […]

Posted again…

posted by awelborn

Just because it’s one of my favorite photos from Rome and it’s fallen off the front page.

Behind the Vatican Walls

posted by awelborn

I didn’t get to go. But some people did.

Oklahoma is OK

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z of the blog "What Does the Prayer Really Say" highlights a recent series of columns by Bishop Slattery of Tulsa (And for those of you who don’t know, Bishop Slattery used to be the director of the Catholic […]

Lutheran icons..

posted by awelborn

A retired Lutheran pastor writes icons – one for the Pope, and one for the Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew I The fact that a Lutheran pastor in the heart of the Bible Belt South is writing an icon for Pope Benedict […]

Busy weekend

posted by awelborn

..for the Pope, as usual. We’ll work backwards. From today’s Angelus: Human existence is a journey made in “twilight” rather than in “full light”. Thus, especially in the Lenten period, there is the need to “listen to Christ, like Mary”. […]

On the Border

posted by awelborn

Several articles in the Tucson paper about the Church and illegal immigration: An overview: Immigration reform Church leaders don’t condone illegal immigration and agree the nation’s borders must be secured, said Bishop Olmsted of the Phoenix Diocese. But the current […]

Monastery in Hoosier Land

posted by awelborn

The Chicago Tribune with an article (travel-centered) on the Benedictine Monastery of the Immaculate Conception and St. Meinrad’s Archabbey.

Countdown…

posted by awelborn

9pm Eastern. 10 hours…and I’ve kept myself from reading spoilers – this time. Very unusual for me, but something told me I really don’t want to be spoiled for this one. Although I have heard … (below the jump for […]

Various DVC links

posted by awelborn

An article in the Star-Ledger about the Jesus DeCoded site. The Jesus Decoded site from the USCCB Elizabeth Lev interviews me at Zenit.

I miss Rome

posted by awelborn

Because when I go to Mass there I can’t understand what they’re saying, so even if they’re mucking things up,  I sit in blissful ignorance. Yeah. As per usual, our patience with the local scene to which we are geographically […]

Simply bizarre

posted by awelborn

A NZ paper report on native son Michael Baignet’s testimony at the Holy Blood/Holy Grail – DVC trial. "Brother Michael" Baigent’s job as editor of the quarterly Freemasonry Today can hardly pay much, though that and his books force him […]

Recycling

posted by awelborn

Closing churches in Boston, St. Louis and elsewhere…salvaging the building’s art for churches elsewhere: Saunders said Our Lady of Hope spent $200,000 on stained-glass windows that were appraised at $2 million. The hand-carved marble altar from the Philadelphia Archdiocese cost […]

The Cause

posted by awelborn

Getting a canonization cause underway: A priest from Schuylkill County who spent 15 years in gulags for trying to spread the word of God in the atheist Soviet Union has cleared the first step toward recognized sainthood. The Allentown Catholic […]

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Why Via Media
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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 ...

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