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January 1, 1970 Archives

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The Archdiocese of Indianapolis has used some of the money it received last year for Hurricane Katrina relief to help send more than 100 youth and chaperones to spend their spring break working to rebuild Biloxi, MS. Katie Berger (a […]

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Congrats..

posted by awelborn

…to that guy who goes to the Saturday Mass at Queen of Peace in Gainesville. I think he just won something…

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Go meet The Traveller

posted by awelborn

Georgette is the reader who passed on the Wiki post earlier: go check out her blog! The rambling thoughts on culture, the Church, and life within this galaxy, as seen through the eyes of a Catholic mom, wife and architect, […]

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The Bridegroom Fast

posted by awelborn

A man named Joe Gill is in the midst of a 40-day water fast. Why? There is a forty day day fast on water only underway now, this Lent, at Notre Dame University, as a response to the university’s blatant […]

Dappled Things

posted by awelborn

There’s a new issue of this fine journal online. Many good stories, poems and essays, including this one on the "Moral and Legal Obligations of Catholic Judges"

You’d be amazed…

posted by awelborn

…at what a single blue M& M can do to a baby’s face. And hands. And chest. It actually made me wonder…all that in one tiny candy? What power does it have on our insides if it only takes one […]

Dear God, please be with us as we…

posted by awelborn

…kill the children you created. It is not lost on Mr. Davis how the passion of the Christian right in its effort to abolish abortion and curtail access to birth control now mirrors the efforts of clergy members 40 years […]

Ground Rule for Immigration

posted by awelborn

Bishop Murphy of Rockville Center, in Newsday One of the great losses in our country has been the diminishing number of "intermediate institutions," including church agencies and others in our communities. The government, especially the federal government, has tended to […]

The Cost of Choice

posted by awelborn

Check out this book edited by Erika Bachiochi, and published by Encounter Books We are now more than thirty years away from the Supreme Court case of Roe vs Wade, yet the controversy over abortion has not diminished. Although the […]

Roam with the Roamin’ Roman

posted by awelborn

She’s had a very busy week, and has fantastic photos – read this post as an intro, then go back to the main page and enjoy: It was a week in which, as one of our house members said, "I […]

Screwtape returns..

posted by awelborn

on The Da Vinci Code…from Godspy.

Catholic Wikipedia

posted by awelborn

From a reader: Yes, it does exist! It is called WikiKto. And the author stresses the capital K in the name because it is Catholic. (Um, I think something got lost in the English translation.) And I think this could […]

Blogging Patristics

posted by awelborn

Yup – it’s Mike Aquilina, who’s just started a blog that will focus on the early Church Fathers. Also check out Singing in the Reign, the blog of Michael Barber, a Biblical scholar and host of an EWTN radio show. […]

My Life with the Saints

posted by awelborn

Read Fr. Jim Martin’s book in the car on the way down (yes, we are in an undisclosed locations somewhere south of Cincinnati). It’s just what the title indicates – an account of the saints who have impacted Fr. Martin’s […]

Thomas Kinkade…the dark side

posted by awelborn

This article isn’t brand new, and it involves accusations made in lawsuits, but even what Kinkade, artistic cash cow of Christian bookstores and such,  admits, on one hand, and doesn’t deny, on the other, is fascinating. The lawsuits concern business […]

Up North

posted by awelborn

A reader passes this on, from the Catholic Times (a Canadian diocesan paper? …the Canadian Catholic paper? I don’t know..), in regard to the letter sent to the Canadian bishops blogged here. Fr Luc Lantagne, SDB, superior of the Salesians […]

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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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