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April 10, 2006 Archives

Benedict better do something soon…

posted by awelborn

…or heads are going to explode. Of course, if he is about to do something, heads are going to explode anyway. Different heads, but still. In an excellent, detailed post, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf collects all the rumors and signs pointing […]

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Tomorrow

posted by awelborn

I’ll have a comment on this, if you folks don’t beat me to my points in your comments: Benedict the Ecumenical by Michael Sean Winters, in The New Republic. (Just one quick point: There is a veritable army of Straw […]

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The Collar

posted by awelborn

A new book, just released, about life at a seminary, focusing on the journeys of five men: How can we trust that as a Catholic your reportage will be objective? I wrote this book in part because I was tired […]

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No letter

posted by awelborn

Pope will not write this sort-of traditional Holy Thursday letter to priests this year. Father Ciro Benedettini, assistant director of the Vatican press office, said April 6 that no papal letter would be released this year. He did not say […]

My hero

posted by awelborn

Jesuit Fr. Gerald O’Collins: Father O’Collins said the most important thing about the text released in early April is that "it shows just how right Irenaeus was in saying the gnostics were against mainstream Christianity and Judaism, they were against […]

Life changes

posted by awelborn

Okay, this one: An odd article about Cliff Richard’s life changes, which include selling his home, possibly moving abroad, and an RC priest: There may, though, be more to the decision than a bout of cost-cutting. The life of Sir […]

WYD in Vietnam

posted by awelborn

A local celebration More than 10,000 Vietnamese youth participated in an event held yesterday for World Youth Day at the Catholic cultural centre by the pastoral committee for youth of the archdiocese of Ho Chi Minh City. As proposed by […]

It is a tough world

posted by awelborn

When everything is so confusing and no one really explains things to you the way you need to hear them: So, Joseph comes up to me today, not unhappily, but just a touch worried. "How am I going to know […]

Let’s get this party started

posted by awelborn

This past week and weekend, an Australian delegation was in Rome to receive the World Youth Day cross from the Cologne contingent, and receive the Pope’s blessing and listen to his encouraging words as they embark on a very busy […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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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