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March 22, 2006 Archives

God’s Territory

posted by awelborn

Many of you have heard of Antoinette Bosco, longtime columnist for the Catholic press. In 1993, her son and daughter-in-law were brutally murdered in their sleep. Recently, Dr. Bosco spoke at St. John’s University about her opposition to the death […]

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Thomas Nast, call your office

posted by awelborn

They need you to paint a mural at SF city hall: "It is an insult to all San Franciscans when a foreign country, like the Vatican, meddles with and attempts to negatively influence this great city’s existing and established customs […]

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Sources needed…

posted by awelborn

This over the transom, from a reader: PLEASE E-MAIL david.haldane@latimes.com  Please give a briefdescription of the disobedience to the Vatican that is taking place inyour area.  This is very important .   Mr. Haldane is working on astory as you read […]

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More on Abdul Rahman

posted by awelborn

Ongoing links page here – of news and opinion.

The Right Questions

posted by awelborn

Just got off the phone with Sheila Liaugminas, host of Relevant Radio’s "The Right Questions." We were arranging an interview (mid-April, it will be), and Sheila alerted me to the resources regarding the South Dakota abortion law that she’s got […]

Gee, Eric!

posted by awelborn

According to TSO, Eric of the Daily Eudemon is feeling badly for me: When Amy says it’s “depressing,” she means it, and she’s not talking about being depressed because of the adverse effects the book is having on others (though […]

On the Martino beat

posted by awelborn

Magister’s on it, of course: He provides a text from Cardinal Ruini, correcting/clarifying Cardinal Martino’s words on teaching Islam in Italian schools. Magister also – and this is really worth a read, reprints the text of another article which surveys […]

That Pope is sneaky

posted by awelborn

You know, even though Garry Wills is calling him a murderous fellow who knows nothing about the "gospel of life and love" and has-been Robert Blair Kaiser fulminates in his new book, reviewed in this excerpt: But a Great Deceiver […]

That whole “Patriarch of the West” thing

posted by awelborn

A clarification from the Pontifical Council on Christian Unity "The title ‘Patriarch of the West’ was adopted in the year 642 by Pope Theodore. Thereafter it appeared only occasionally and did not have a clear meaning. It flourished in the […]

Abdul Rabham

posted by awelborn

A page of news, at a site for and about Afghan Christians The State Department speaks: “While we understand the complexity of a case like this and we certainly will respect the sovereignty of the Afghan authorities and the Afghan […]

In New Orleans

posted by awelborn

The preacher for the Papal Household, whose first sermon we’ve been featuring here, was in New Orleans earlier this month: Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the papal household, visited New Orleans in mid-March to view firsthand the destruction wrought by […]

Hey! I’ve been there!

posted by awelborn

Michael Paulson’s blog on Archbishop O’Malley’s morning: The cardinal-designate this morning led the Boston press corps on a walking tour of the Ponte Sant’Angelo (the Bridge of Angels), which he said was one of his favorite spots in Rome (in […]

In the last 30 minutes…

posted by awelborn

These are searches that have brought people to this page: (They are nowhere near as fun as Eve Tushnet’s – hers are always prize-winning. And mine reflect a definite "I’ve gotta write a term paper" theme here and there.) pabasa […]

Off the races

posted by awelborn

In Europe the NASCAR boy has to settle for Formula 1.

All eyes on Arlington

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jim, who actually ministers in the Diocese of Arlington, comments on the news out of there today: The bishop allowing celebration of the 1962 Mass, and allowing altar girls: I can’t recall having been so happy at hearing a […]

Greet Each Other With a Holy Kiss

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes has good commentary on an interview with an author of a book in Christianity Today. Got it?  The interview was in CT, not the book. Sorry. Here’s the interview: Most of us give little attention, other than winks […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:22:07pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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 minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

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