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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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!

You know you have to read the rest

posted by awelborn

Bishop Cunneen says semi-nude jelly wrestling is an odd way to commemorate Easter.

A question for you…

posted by awelborn

It’s from blogging Ohio padre Fr. Martin Fox, posted below, but I thought we all could answer it up here: ….does anyone care to comment on how long you think the priest should preach on Palm Sunday, given the long […]

In Rome

posted by awelborn

The Roaming Roman posts here weekly Lenten offering – lots to see and read about. This morning’s Mass at St. Peter’s, various other stational Masses around, and her impressions of the film Into Great Silence

In the footsteps of St. Francis

posted by awelborn

Let’s see…I read this one on the way from Knoxville to Columbia. As a whole, I liked it very much, except for the yearning to just get the heck back to Italy that it watered. What we have here, in […]

Also at MOJ

posted by awelborn

Robert Araujo, SJ, bets to differ with Fr. Jenkins: My sadness and regret are based on the fact that I read all of the Monologues four years ago—those in the 1998 original edition and those in the 2001 revised edition—and […]

Prayer and Action

posted by awelborn

At Mirror of Justice, Greg Sisk updates us on the situation in the Sudan, what movements are being made at the moment, and how our voices and prayers can help.

Speak the truth

posted by awelborn

Here’s an interview you will want to read. It’s with Michael Burleigh, an eminent British historian, whose latest book, discussed here before, is Earthly Powers : The Clash of Religion and Politics in Europe, from the French Revolution to the […]

Looking for Plainsong

posted by awelborn

I was hunting for some critiques of Bernadette Farrell’s Mass of Hope, and ran across this discussion forum, which seem to be British, of liturgical music. This thread might be of interest to some here: the question that starts it […]

What did you hear?

posted by awelborn

Here you go, for Passion Sunday. Remember, this isn’t a discussion thread, unless you have a question about what someone else wrote that absolutely must be answered. It is also, as much as possible, a reporting thread rather than a […]

Ejector pews

posted by awelborn

The United Church of Christ’s newest ad campaign The liberal-controlled United Church of Christ (UCC) has unveiled its latest television ad, which features an intolerant and presumably conservative church ejecting an "African-American mother," "a gay couple, an Arab-American, [and] a […]

Serendipity

posted by awelborn

Fr. Wauck observes: I doubt that the organizers of the Cannes Film Festival realized that May 17th, the date on which The Da Vinci Code premieres there, is the anniversary of the beatification of Opus Dei’s founder, St. Josemaria Escriva […]

Bishop Lennon

posted by awelborn

The Cleveland Plain-Dealer profiles the new bishop

Topic du jour

posted by awelborn

Mollie at Get Religion has a post on the coverage of the Gospel of Judas story in which she notes the ignorance of press and purportedly "christian" public alike.  She also wonders about the lack of variety in the voices […]

Passion Sunday

posted by awelborn

The Cross, a sign of contradiction and of life, was at the heart of the pope’s homily, given after the dramatic account of the Passion by the evangelist Mark. Benedict XVI said: “There was a time, and it is still […]

For Holy Week…

posted by awelborn

Go visit The Lion and The Cardinal – he’s got music suggestions and links, his own Stations of the Cross, as well as some fascinating photographs of Holy Week processions in Andalusia.

Theocon Moment

posted by awelborn

Ross Douthat in the WSJ: An engaging piece in which Douthat looks the "theocon" label in the face – and embraces it. Take that, Andrew Sullivan! Political movements are often labeled by their enemies. "Neoconservative" was an insult Michael Harrington […]

Books Received

posted by awelborn

I read this book on the trip up from Knoxville today – The Genius in the Design: Bernini, Borromini, and the Rivalry that transformed Rome. It’s basically a dual biography of the men, highlighting their points of collaboration (few) and […]

Back to Charleston

posted by awelborn

Here we are again, back on the carriage ride.  Unfortunately, I have no photos to prove it. Forgot my camera. Ah well. At times like that I comfort myself by declaring that isn’t it nice that I’m not one who […]

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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?
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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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