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March 28, 2006 Archives

The Monks of Tibhirine

posted by awelborn

Ten years ago, seven Trappist monks living in a long-established monastery in Algeria, were murdered.  This Zenit article recalls the story, from the perspective of another religious, who was present the night the men were kidnapped. Father Thierry Becker, of […]

In the parish

posted by awelborn

A Pope and a Cardinal… First, Benedict’s words to the Roman parish he visited after Mass, here: The faith must be promoted because outside of Italy it is thought that in Rome there are only ceremonies and ecclesiastical bureaucracy, but […]

Sisters, for Life!

posted by awelborn

I understand this photo was featured in the NYTimes yesterday? Front page, was it? Caption: NYT11) NEW YORK — March 26, 2006 — NUNS-ROLLERBLADE-FLOATER — Sister Mary Elizabeth, left, and Sister Immaculata, with the Sisters Of Life, St. Frances DeChantal […]

WaPo on vocations

posted by awelborn

I have no idea what inspired this story – a feature on vocations recruitment and response. Perhaps it’s the release of the Grassroots Films – produced video called Fishers of Men. (Grassroots has an association of some sort with the […]

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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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