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April 9, 2006 Archives

Tierra Santa

posted by awelborn

An unusual attraction in Buenos Aires: Not quite Disney World: Jesus Christ appeared ever so slowly from the bowels of the plastic mountain in a blast of the Hallelujah Chorus. He emerged vertically, little by little, not so much like […]

Reprieve for St. Augustine’s?

posted by awelborn

A New Orleans saga When Hughes re-consecrated St. Augustine on Saturday, he said he would examine the parish’s progress after 18 months to determine if it could avoid consolidation with a neighboring parish. Hughes agreed to reopen St. Augustine after […]

Whither religious

posted by awelborn

The numbers tell the story in England: Although there was a modest recovery last year, when the numbers rose to 18, insiders concede that it was probably a blip, rather than any upsurge, following the funeral of Pope John Paul […]

Spanning the Globe

posted by awelborn

The People’s Republic of China with a newly-adopted daughter, Brazil with children from an orphanage….Byzantine Rite…all that and more in the What did you hear thread below – worth a read, and worth adding to as well!

Previous Posts

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? 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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