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January 1, 1970 Archives

The Battle for St. Patrick

posted by awelborn

This is from last week’s UK Tablet: But the concept of Patrick as an exclusively Catholic icon is undergoing a far more serious redefinition than any at the hands of an imaginative creative artist. The Protestant majority community in Northern […]

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Rearranging

posted by awelborn

The long-awaited sort of final word on what parishes and schools in the Archdiocese in NY should be shut down: The southern part of the archdiocese — the Bronx, Staten Island and Manhattan, as well as Yonkers and central Westchester […]

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Concilium…you said it.

posted by awelborn

Our new translating friend sent this along as well: her translation of a recent post of Sandro Magister’s at his blog (which I repeatedly complain should be provided in English as well…I mean…a few paragraphs every other day or so..how […]

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Ratzinger’s Early Years

posted by awelborn

The post on a Benedict-focused discussion forum is a translation of an article that is the journal 30 Days It’s an interview with someone who knew him when, beginning in seminary: Did the Ratzinger brothers distinguish themselves in any way? […]

St. Patrick’s Day

posted by awelborn

Jay Anderson has an excellent post up, with links and background. He also evidently has a baby on the way..God bless! The Confessio of St. Patrick The Catholic Culture page on the saint. And then…on the Corned Beef Indult 2006? […]

What I’m working on

posted by awelborn

After a week of recovery, interrupted by a rather tiring, extremely nerve-wracking trip (I never told you about that – the flight from Erie to Cleveland. First time I’ve ever stood at the door to a plane and thought…hmmm. I […]

Sophie Scholl

posted by awelborn

Jeffrey Overstreet has been singing the praises of this film for a few weeks now – the true story of a young Christian woman’s resistance to Nazi ideology and her martyrdom at their hands. Christianity Today has a round up […]

Human Rights and Wrongs

posted by awelborn

In NRO, Nina Shea on today’s hearing on the State Department’s annual report on human rights around the world: Nor do the reports gloss over an increasingly violent and chaotic situation in Iraq. Here is just one of the many […]

Mission Territory

posted by awelborn

Here’s a really good, interesting article on native Irish priests serving in the Tucson diocese: Some 40 priests from the Carlow seminary came to Tucson. Another Carlow alum, Monsignor Thomas Cahalane, now 68 and pastor of Our Mother of Sorrows, […]

Tell us what you think..

posted by awelborn

In El Paso…they have Religious leaders around the nation and in El Paso are taking a political lead in fighting what they see as a punitive and unfair approach to immigration reform. Looking at the possibility that their church could […]

More Loyola Classics Love

posted by awelborn

This reader give props to In This House of Brede

Defiant Birth

posted by awelborn

A column in an Australian paper about two women who gave birth to their babies despite the strong medical "advice" not to. Their stories are part of a new collection: Available here in the US at the end of May […]

Practical ecumenism

posted by awelborn

A couple of recent papal statements, reinforcing his sense that the most important work that should be happening between religions concerns the well being of human beings, justice, and peace. From an address he gave to Greek Orthodox priests and […]

The next encyclical?

posted by awelborn

Rumors.. Sources close the Holy See have indicated that Pope Benedict XVI is preparing his first social encyclical, which may be entitled “Labor Domini,” or, “The Work of the Lord.” According to the report, which has not yet been officially […]

Why Rome is Awesome

posted by awelborn

I need to stop reading this stuff. Just too, too much. First off, Zadok the Roman on a spot in Rome associated with St. Phillip Neri that is open to the public only one day a year – today. Matthew […]

A blog for everything, everything for a blog

posted by awelborn

Here’s a blog focused on the troubles of the John Paul II Cultural Center in DC, which includes commentary on the most recent news story on the place, in today’s Detroit Free Press: The second serious error cost the Center […]

Speaking of audio…

posted by awelborn

Michael has started posting a daily audio post, based on his Power of the Cross book

The Othercott gets traction

posted by awelborn

"Othercott" is the nifty name that’s been dreamed up to describe Barb Nicolosi’s idea to undercut any DVC box-office glory its first weekend -which is to go the movies that weekend, but go see something else. That way, there’s a […]

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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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