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January 1, 1970 Archives

Church, state and immigration

posted by awelborn

A brief NYTimes note: In December, after the Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed a tough border security bill that, among other things, would make it a crime to assist illegal immigrants, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops assailed it […]

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Church and State in Scotland

posted by awelborn

Catholic Church in Scotland throws down the gauntlet in the wake of a court decision for a teacher sacked for being non-RC McGrath estimated the current proportion of RC primary school teachers who were actively practising as "90, 95, 98%. […]

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Drawing a line

posted by awelborn

A rather interesting column from the Times (UK) on the decision confronting a High Court in Ireland on what to do with some frozen embryos. It’s more honest than most treatments of the issue you’ll find here, although not every […]

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Ah, to Assisi

posted by awelborn

Check out the Roaming Roman’s absolutely wonderful photographs and trip report.

Two weeks late…

posted by awelborn

But I still want to point out to you the absolutely great section of the North American College website on the Station Churches in Rome The interactive map shows you where each church is located, and the tradition is for […]

Preach it

posted by awelborn

Part 1 of the 1st Lenten homily of the preacher of the Pontifical Household, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa . This struck me as an intriguing point: It has been written that the Gospels are "accounts of the Passion preceded by […]

In case you need it…

posted by awelborn

Tom at Disputations has posted an outline of Deus Caritas Est he used in a parish discussion of the encyclical (Although he says in the comments that the "discussion" part of the event might be hard to discern) And, there’s […]

One year ago today..

posted by awelborn

Terri Schindler Schiavo’s feeding tube was removed. She died 13 days later, on March 31. Blogs for Terri is still here – drawing attention to the issues at work in the Schindler-Schiavo case. Today, perhaps we could pray for all […]

The Framers and the Faithful

posted by awelborn

This subject is one of constant debate and discussion, and this is one of those moments in which, for some reason, the discussion is louder than usual. What did the Founders believe and when did they believe it? Michael Novak […]

An occasional review…

posted by awelborn

We sometimes highlight children’s books here. Not high literature, exactly, not the classics, but new titles that have engaged the almost-reader in our household and not bored his mother by repeated readings. This week’s winner is: Amazon listing here. Checked […]

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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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