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March 19, 2006 Archives

Things as They Are

posted by awelborn

One of the real finds of the Loyola Classics series was Things as They Are by Paul Horgan. I can take absolutely no credit for "finding" it, though, since the title was suggested to me by George Weigel. It’s really […]

Profile in Courage

posted by awelborn

From Lakeland, Florida, of (mostly) fond memory, comes a story by the Lakeland Ledger’s very good religion reporter, Cary McMullen, on Rev. Earl Stallings, a Baptist minister, who was one of the 8 clergymen in Birmingham who supported Dr. Martin […]

Back at the Scholar’s Lounge

posted by awelborn

On 3/1, I gave a "Theology on Tap" presentation at the Scholars’ Lounge, near the Gesu, in Rome. This past Thursday night, Dr. Scott Hahn gave a presentation, and some of you may have read the Whispers report of what […]

Whither St. Augustine’s?

posted by awelborn

A New Orleans parish in peril: In the face of a much-reduced city population and physical damage to many churches post-Katrina, the Archdiocese of New Orleans is closing seven parishes and delaying the reopening of 23 churches. Attendance at St. […]

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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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