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March 29, 2006 Archives

No thanks

posted by awelborn

Albanian Muslims don’t want a statue of Mother Teresa: Muslims in Shkoder, in northern Albania, are opposing plans to erect a statue to the Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa, an ethnic Albanian who is in line for elevation to sainthood […]

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By the way..

posted by awelborn

The Mary Magdalene book is out and available. Order it from somewhere, get it from your local Catholic bookstore. I’ll write more on it tomorrow or later tonight. Click on the cover to the right for more info on Amazon. […]

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Closings, closings

posted by awelborn

Announced in New York – 31 parishes and 14 schools At the Commonweal Blog, an interesting comment about the impact on Westchester County And then, Detroit, closings and reconfiguring Rocco Palmo has a Detroit-related post: So, faced with the meltdown […]

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The Pope’s last days

posted by awelborn

This might be worth a look – Delia Gallagher hosts and reports in a 2-hour CNN special: Gallagher guides viewers through that life well-lived in the two-hour documentary, “CNN Presents: The Last Days of Pope John Paul II,” which will […]

I’m guessing this is all we’ll get

posted by awelborn

Fr. Neuhaus responds, in general, to critics. He names a few – but not Damon Linker. I have little stake in the label “neoconservative,” or in “conservative,” for that matter, but I understand that you can’t have a vast conspiracy […]

Continued prayers

posted by awelborn

For Jeremy, the son of the webmaster of Traditional Catholic Reflections, Stephen Hand. Stephen has put up a special page with updates on his son’s condition here.

He’s in Italy

posted by awelborn

Italy give Abdul Rahman asylum Italy granted asylum Wednesday to an Afghan who faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity, and Premier Silvio Berlusconi said the man was in the care of the Interior Ministry after arriving […]

Bishops and CNS and America

posted by awelborn

This is almost complicated: At Mirror of Justice, Rick Garnett addresses an America editorial that cites the Bishop of Portlande’s criticism of the Cardinal Newman Society Still, surely the "litmus test" items on which the Society is said to focus […]

Well, what do you know

posted by awelborn

SF paper cleans clock of SF supervisors over their reaction to the evangelical youth rally (see below) THE IRONY was obviously lost on the clueless San Francisco supervisors when they passed a resolution warning that a Christian youth gathering could […]

Catechesis, continued

posted by awelborn

At his Wednesday General Audience, Benedict continued his catechesis on the relationship of Christ to the Church Today, on a true day of spring, Benedict XVI spoke of the gift of communion to 40,000 faithful gathered for the general audience […]

Is it schism?

posted by awelborn

I do believe this is one of the more important Catholic-related stories brewing these days, and one that is not getting nearly enough attention. We heard about it first a few weeks ago, when a small group of Canadian priests […]

Help an evangelist!

posted by awelborn

A young Irish woman has a question: Last night, a young person showed up on my doorstep and asked if we could talk. For about six weeks, this person, who is a cradle Catholic, suddenly finds herself at odds with […]

Papal Daytimer

posted by awelborn

The American Papist is pulling together a list of rumored and confirmed papal voyages.

Hilary Clinton wants you

posted by awelborn

A NYObserver column claims she’s testing the waters: The hunt for the great American Catholic voter of 2008 started in earnest last week, led by none other than New York’s junior Senator, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Speaking about a Republican-passed immigration […]

Heh

posted by awelborn

Mollie at Get Religion goes ballistic on that WaPo story on the reax to the female altar serrver ban being lifted in Arlington. And she’s right. I linked the piece without much comment, but I was, like some of you, […]

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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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