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March 30, 2006 Archives

Christians, lions, redux.

posted by awelborn

An auxiliary bishop from Iraq speaks: Baghdad’s Auxiliary Bishop Andreas Abouna has given his bleakest assessment yet of the situation in Iraq, speaking of the despair that is driving more and more Christians to leave the country. Describing a worsening […]

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Into Great Silence

posted by awelborn

Blogged on here several times before, the German documentary about the Carthusian monastery – today, Sandro Magister writes about it. By coincidence, at the same time as the film is coming to the Italian theatres, there is growing attention to […]

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From the home of the 2008 Summer Olympics..

posted by awelborn

Jay Nordlinger reports on a report: There is a horrifying story going around the world: In the northeast of China, thousands of prisoners are being held, so that they can be killed for their organs. The prisoners are practitioners of […]

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Speaking of politics

posted by awelborn

Today in the Vatican, Benedict XVI received a group of representatives from the European parliamentary group of the Popular Party on the occasion of the Study Days on Europe, an initiative organized by the group. What he said, in part: […]

A Jesuit on Islam

posted by awelborn

An analysis at AsiaNews: The time has come for a choice. If there is incompatibility between human rights and the rights set out in the Koran, then – I’m sorry to say – the Koran must be condemned; or else […]

WYD in Korea?

posted by awelborn

The new cardinal says he’s going to try: Cardinal Nicholas Cheong Jin-suk, Archbishop of Seoul and Apostolic Administrator of Pyongyang, has said he will “do everything possible” to have Korea host the next World Youth Day (WYD), “one of the […]

Speaking of Theocracy…

posted by awelborn

Is it "theocracy" when a public high school announces that its planned post-prom event (designed to keep the kids in control and out of hotel-room drinking parties) is centered on having the kids attend a late-night showing of The Da […]

The Linker Files

posted by awelborn

Damon Linker, the author of the New Republic "review" of Neuhaus’ latest book, which is less a review than his own analysis of the Neuhaus Agenda, has made his appearance on a thread on this blog, and we’re happy to […]

Religion and politics…

posted by awelborn

In Italy. Theocons! Oh, sorry. Anyway, this is a piece via the BBC. Interesting notes about life issues and religion being used on all sides. And then there’s this: When you arrive at Rome’s Termini Station you are greeted by […]

Almost broke

posted by awelborn

Spokane diocese, that is. Sort of: I’m very concerned, obviously, about the fact that frankly every month this debtor goes further and further in the hole in terms of cash," U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Patricia Williams said during a hearing this […]

Record-breaking

posted by awelborn

A Catholic News Service article on big crowds in Rome: According to the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household, more than 2.8 million people attended the weekly general audiences, the Sunday blessings, special papal audiences or liturgical celebrations at which Pope […]

Monkish

posted by awelborn

Is it possible that all of this Benedict – restoring European energy and vitality historical analogy stuff has some traction? A piece in the Weekly Standard suggests…maybe? But even more pregnant with possible significance is Italy’s sudden surge in new […]

Back to Italy…

posted by awelborn

Here are a couple of links of interest: This is an excellent site, not just on Roman antiquity, but also featuring a major section on churches in other parts of Italy Really nice 360 panorama shots of some sights in […]

Immigration

posted by awelborn

Gerald at "The Cafteria is Closed" has a good post, commenting on George Will’s recent column on the subject: Immigration in the past basically meant showing up at America’s shores. Nowadays it is a bureaucratic nightmare that could use streamlining, […]

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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 ...

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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