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January 1, 1970 Archives

Thank you Fr. Rutler!

posted by awelborn

Tells it like it is: I am not habitually speechless, but I find myself almost tongue-tied at the number of sane and intelligent people who take seriously the claims of the popular novel, The Da Vinci Code. Discounting the self-deluded […]

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On Arlington

posted by awelborn

Fr. Jim Tucker on the reaction to this week’s announcements: I think it’s totally disproportionate and exaggerated that out of the mountain of emails I’ve received on the Diocese’s two new permissions, almost all of them have to do with […]

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In defense of the Cardinal

posted by awelborn

Andrew Greeley: The Bernardin reforms have worked quite well for the last decade and a half and have been imitated in many other dioceses. The problem is not with the reforms but with the clerical culture that permeates the archdiocese’s […]

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Word Up

posted by awelborn

John Allen reports. Nothing from today, but some tidbits: Benedict listened attentively, and at the end of the day offered a brief summary of the discussion. The pope is known for his capacity to absorb information and synthesize it rapidly, […]

Headlines that make you go “huh?”

posted by awelborn

"New setup could make Catholic League even tougher." Whoa! Donohue on ‘roids? What? No, not that one.

You want pomp?

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes on consistories and other manifestations: I know there are many who look askance at all of this. Too triumphalistic. Too ritualistic. Too anachronistic. I cannot disagree more. This – the ceremonies, the rituals, the whole darned range of […]

Parish visit

posted by awelborn

On Sunday, Benedict will visit a parish church located on the outskirts of Rome, one of 50 new parish churches built in the diocese for the Jubilee. It’s Church Dio Padre Misericordioso . Today, Sandro Magister wonders what the Pope […]

I don’t know what to make of this

posted by awelborn

Weirdness Here’s the thing: I can’t decide if it’s sincere, an ironic riff, or even a trick of sorts to see if pro-lifers will go to bat to faun over something strange, invasive and rather stalker-ish.

One year later

posted by awelborn

You can expect a rush of articles over the next month noting the year that’s passed since John Paul II’s death and the election of Benedict XVI. John Thavis gets us rolling with this CNS piece today: He has urged […]

Next time I’m in Rome

posted by awelborn

.I"ll try to remember this: So it turns out that roof of the Bernini colonnade is, indeed, a wi-fi hotspot, I suppose because it’s often used by media covering Vatican events.(Note to self: travel with extra batteries!) Here I am, […]

On Exhibit

posted by awelborn

Elizabeth Lev on two new exhibits in Rome, one at the Vatican Museums: This first Christian Museum, containing more than 1,000 items, was displayed in exquisite custom-made walnut cabinets bearing the papal crest of Benedict XIV. Following the fashion of […]

What did they talk about?

posted by awelborn

From Catholic News Agency: According to CNA’s sources in the Vatican one of today’s main topics of conversation surrounded the possibility of lifting the excommunication on Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and the four bishops ordained by him before his death. Their […]

Marvelous

posted by awelborn

And whose bike is it? Click for credit, and to find the answer. All via, American Papist, who’s bringing it all together. Remember, you can watch the Consistory (which is not a Mass – that will be the next day) […]

21st century Consistory

posted by awelborn

Many were surprised when the Pope announced his plan to liveblog the meeting: Caltholic Press Photo

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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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