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April 2, 2006 Archives

Washington’s God

posted by awelborn

Do go check out Michael Novak’s website for comments and reviews of his latest book, Washington’s God.

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105 Live

posted by awelborn

Vatican Radio has some interesting anniversary programming.

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The chat

posted by awelborn

I am picking up hints, via comments here and elsewhere, that the transcript of Cardinal Mahony’s chat that has been posted is not, let us say, identifiable as the chat that occurred on Friday, at least in part. If anyone […]

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posted by awelborn

More photos of the Masses – in Rome and in Poland – here. There are remembrances all over the blogosphere, of course, and you all have your favorites. Tomorrow, though, be sure to check the Roaming Roman’s site – she […]

Canonist v. Canonist

posted by awelborn

Pete Vere strongly disagrees with Ed Peters in the Bishop Bruskewitz situation.

Prophet Motive

posted by awelborn

This article is a few weeks old, but it just showed up in our local paper today: A WSJ piece on Sony’s tactics for "avoiding" controversy with DVC (Whether or not they really want to avoid controversy is a question […]

Angelus:

posted by awelborn

The Pope today: Towards the end, Benedict XVI recalled the last days of John Paul II, sick and in silence. The pope said the Lord “stripped him of everything to assimilate him with himself… His gestures and proclamations were reduced […]

More from Bishop Slattery

posted by awelborn

A few weeks ago, we noted the excellent series on liturgy being written by Bishop Slattery of Tulsa and published in the diocesan paper. The Curt Jester has taken what I believe is the latest letter and, as he said, […]

The saga of St. Brigid’s

posted by awelborn

The NYTimes on the battle over the SF church: Michela Alioto-Pier, a city supervisor whose district includes St. Brigid and who has shepherded negotiations between the Academy of Art and the parishioners’ group since January, believes that the university is […]

An oasis

posted by awelborn

From the Philippines, an article about a Benedictine monastery located near the site of many political protests

Re-shaping

posted by awelborn

Commissioned to create a sculpture of soon-to-be St. Mother Theodore Guerin, an artist’s life is transformed: It has been five years since Clark accepted a commission to sculpt a likeness of Mother Theodore Guerin, founder of St. Mary-of-the-Woods, for the […]

More Blair RC rumors

posted by awelborn

Is a Franciscan secretly saying Mass at 10 Downing Street? Where’s the priest hide? The Franciscan friar who helped convert the Tory MP Ann Widdecombe to Catholicism is now holding private Mass for the Prime Minister at Downing Street. Tony […]

Where were you?

posted by awelborn

I was torn about putting this post up because it seemed so miserably self-referential, as if it actually matters where we were when the Pope died. But thinking about it a bit more, I decided it’s actually not so lame. […]

The Last Days of John Paul

posted by awelborn

I’d recommend this CNN special, that aired this evening, and will air again tomorrow (Sunday) at 7 and 10 Eastern. There’s a page on the program here, with a few clips linked. CNN "Faith and Values" correspondent Delia Gallagher reports […]

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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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