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March 23, 2006 Archives

Scratch that

posted by awelborn

Bishop says no miracle in Dallas.

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Thanks a lot, people

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None of you told me that in the last episode of Lost, Sawyer was reading….Lancelot by Walker Percy. No, I had to go read this synopsis to find that out! Fascinating. Lancelot is the story – well, actually the confession […]

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Miracle in Dallas?

posted by awelborn

People are wondering.. "I believe it’s a miracle. In my heart, I believe it’s a miracle." That’s what Angela Neywick said about what happened. She witnessed it. They say about a month ago, a boy who was receiving communion spit […]

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Good Job

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According to this poll, Catholics approve of torture in higher proportion than the general public does. “This may be a reaction to 9/11, the horrible loss of life and the atrocities of those acting in the name of Islam,” says […]

Faith-Based

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly takes apart a recent Washington Post article which was evidently intended to be packaged with the new Kevin Phillips book for the Theocracy-mongers. The article discusses federal aid to faith-based organizations with a heavy underscoring of how CONSERVATIVE […]

Address the issue

posted by awelborn

As I said a few weeks ago, this immigration issue is one that screams out for honest discussion, and I am not sure we are getting there yet. The specific points, it seems to me, that are being glossed over, […]

Lost…

posted by awelborn

SPOILERS AHEAD

Archbishop Zen speaks

posted by awelborn

In Rome for the consistory, of course: Hong Kong’s cardinal-designate Joseph Zen suggested Thursday the Vatican might be willing to compromise on the biggest obstacle to its tense relations with Beijing — the question of who should appoint bishops in […]

Lesson one

posted by awelborn

Wandering, unconnected priests are usually up to no good. The plaintiff’s lawyer, Jeff Anderson, said the priest was ordained in the Diocese of Tarno in Poland in 1976. He served at St. Stanislaus parish in Utica, N.Y., in 1977 and […]

Today with the cardinals

posted by awelborn

What’s happening today, from Paulson at the Globe: Today all 193 cardinals and cardinals-to-be (the 178 who already have their red hats, at the 15 who are to get them tomorrow) are gathering at the Vatican’s Synod Hall for what […]

Amazon Blog, alive again

posted by awelborn

Got a blog post up at the Amazon Author Connect blog giving you the fabulous, fascinating inside scoop on the writing of the Loyola Kids’ Book of Heroes.

Bart Ehrman, Superstar

posted by awelborn

Over the next few days, I want to try to prepare a substantive post on Bart Ehrman, the lapsed-Christian Biblical scholar, head of the religion department at UNC – Chapel Hill, who is attracting much attention these days – his […]

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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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