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March 15, 2006 Archives

South Dakota, Life and Death

posted by awelborn

A couple of weeks ago, the South Dakota legislature voted, and the governor signed, a bill banning most abortions in the state. Several links for your consideration, and feel free to add more. The question, as it has been before, […]

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Tell me that baby doesn’t look heavy

posted by awelborn

More photos and a post on our Coliseum and Forum visit at Michael’s. (And if you look at the first photo in that Coliseum post, it’s not just of the scenery. Katie and Joseph are the first figures on the […]

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Best Website Award goes to…

posted by awelborn

Whoever designed the graphics for the webpage they’ve set up for my South Carolina talks – I love the look of it – kind of quirky, and intent that we have a good chat about this business but not take […]

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Sad, sad, sad…

posted by awelborn

Many of you have probably already seen this, but if you haven’t – Dawn Eden on the story of a post-abortive woman. It’s actually rather complicated, and has to do with a reporter from Marie Claire magazine looking for subjects […]

A different kind of washing

posted by awelborn

In the center of Rome near the Termini Station, there is a sprawling ancient structure – one of many of course- what remains of the Baths of Diocletian. Described here: It could accommodate 3000 bathers simultaneously, about twice as many […]

Exhibits, films and so on

posted by awelborn

1) An exhibit at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage near Cleveland about the Holy Land: "Cradle of Christianity." 2) John Farrell writes with word of his latest film: Bag of Knees I’d like to spread the word during Lent […]

It’s happened again

posted by awelborn

After weeks of not checking, I ran through my spam file and found a real email from someone. Again, if you’ve not heard from me, and it’s been over a couple of days since you wrote, re-send. Be specific in […]

The 55

posted by awelborn

Yes, it’s a couple of weeks old, but commentary is still coming in. On 2/28, 55 Catholic Democratic members of the House issued an " Historic Catholic Statement of Principles". One is already struck by the humility. As Catholic Democrats […]

Moving on

posted by awelborn

In today’s General Audience, Pope Benedict kissed a baby (Whatever. Bitter? Me?) and revealed the course of the teaching he’ll offer for the next few months – the relationship between Christ and His Church. The Church, said Benedict XVI, “was […]

Simply put

posted by awelborn

Boston College Law School dean: state has put CC out of the adoption business: It seems surprising that the state would want to put the Catholic Church out of the adoption business. Corporal works of mercy are no less important […]

Saving Lives

posted by awelborn

Wonderful letter to the editor from a FL paper, from a young woman regarding her experience outside an abortion clinic.

Pope Garry

posted by awelborn

Garry Wills speaks. It’s an interview on a Boston-area radio show, pointed out to us in a comment below. He’s speaking, of course, about his new book What Jesus meant, reviewed here in First Things. I am officially tired of […]

Beware…

posted by awelborn

The Ides of March, of course. Now, as a commentor has pointed out, Julius Caesar wasn’t actually assassinated on exactly this spot: (Also the cat sanctuary)…but nearby. That’s okay – close enough. According to this site, the wall of Pompey’s […]

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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?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 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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