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March 25, 2006 Archives

The ring

posted by awelborn

MIchael Paulson’s got a close-up photo and the story of the Cardinals’ rings: Turns out that these rings are sort of designed by the pope, in the sense that the pope gets to choose the image on the outside, which […]

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Hollywood, Bollywood…Nollywood

posted by awelborn

with a religion connection… Now playing across Nigeria: The saga of a church that self-produced a few films and became an instant mogul in the country’s giant movie marketplace known as Nollywood. It’s the latest — and perhaps most audacious […]

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Annunciations

posted by awelborn

Today’s homily at the Mass at St. Peter’s with the new cardinals: He addresses some the issues we’ve been haggling about here, in a way: In the Incarnation of the Son of God, in fact, we recognize the origins of […]

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Conflict of Interest?

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, about ten people sent me the link to the review in the New Republic of Fr. Neuhaus’ latest book. The review is here, and it’s harsh. I only skimmed it, so didn’t really think I could comment adequately on […]

Over on the Amazon Blog

posted by awelborn

I’m going to start blogging a lot about DVC. Most of what’s there you’ve heard before, but just in case… (And no, I’m not going to open comments on those posts over there. I think you all understand why. There […]

Scrutinizing

posted by awelborn

Over the past couple of years, there has been much discussion about the touring "Bodyworks" exhibit, created and constructed by a German artist, made of plasticized human corpses. (The process happens in China, I believe.) Our favorite Catholic high school […]

Energizing Catholics

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes takes note of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s evangelization effort in this article. The piece features the Archdiocese’s excellent choice, Fr. Robert Barron, as a person to really get this thing going and focus: When the Rev. Robert Barron […]

Rainbow Flag?

posted by awelborn

Rocco draws attention to this photo of the Pope in procession, says it’s "fun." But not for the reasons you’d think, and what’s implied – actually, the rainbow flag in Europe is a common symbol of the peace movement, more […]

Listen up

posted by awelborn

I’m about to be on the radio program sponsored by Ave Maria School of Law and hosted by Fr. Michael Orsi – The Advocate. At some point after the program airs, you can listen to an archived version there, or […]

Save Abdul Rahman

posted by awelborn

The Web Elves are on top of this story, which should be clarifying for many. And from the trial judge’s mouth: Under the interpretation of Islamic Sharia law on which Afghanistan’s constitution is based, Mr Rahman faces the death penalty […]

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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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