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April 1, 2006 Archives

For you, a Compendium

posted by awelborn

Casual readers of Catholic blogs might have been puzzled by the high interest in the just released English translation of the Compendium of the Catechism.  The US version has taken far longer than almost any other to be released, the […]

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Romeward Bound

posted by awelborn

An Episcopal priest continue the journey…(via Pontifications) When considering becoming a Roman Catholic the first thing that most people would obviously take into consideration would be the Pope. I realized that people who have a high view of the Pope […]

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We’re all waiting…

posted by awelborn

..for the transcript of Cardinal Mahony’s online chat at the LA Religious Education Congress to be posted. Update: Here’s the transcript, with the questions being asked afresh from kids online. No relationship to the submitted questions. Which might be consistent […]

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Not to forget…the schools

posted by awelborn

The news was full of the 31 parishes being closed in the Archdiocese of New York. Let’s not forget about the 14 schools. Today in the NYTimes, Dan Barry writes of one school in the Bronx. (only available to TimesSelect […]

Letter of the Day

posted by awelborn

From one Cory T: To start I must state that, if someone were to describe me as a reader it would be a gross understatement, somewhat akin to ‘Tolkien wrote a nice book’. More apt would be: I am a […]

Lincoln Bishop..speaks.

posted by awelborn

Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz has made strong statements about the Bishop’s Review Board. Background: Bishop Bruskewtiz’s history with the fallout from the sexual abuse scandal has been unique – he’s refused to submit the Lincoln diocese to the processes and procedures […]

Hot, hot, hot

posted by awelborn

Rumor-spinning is getting intense in regard to the Tridentine liturgy. The New Liturgical Movement is a good place to go for all of that – including the latest that is quite specific – that Benedict has indeed signed some kind […]

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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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