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January 1, 1970 Archives

Read through the Catechism in a year!

posted by awelborn

Begin on Easter Sunday, in the company of this group blog Launch date:  Easter Sunday 2006 Our Purpose as stated in the sidebar Overview: A group blog for devotional and practical dialogue with sacred Scripture and sacred Tradition via the […]

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Via Crucis

posted by awelborn

The text of Way of the Cross, led by Pope Benedict this Friday at the Colosseum, written by Archbishop Angelo Comastri.

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I may regret this

posted by awelborn

Because perhaps all of these rumors are for naught. Or it just won’t be a big deal. But if something is up with the Tridentine liturgy (Pian rite? 1962 Missal? What am I supposed to call this? I never know. […]

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Jesus De-Coded

posted by awelborn

The USCCB response to DVC is shaping up nicely, with new articles added regularly: Here’s one by Peter Feuerherd on the appeal of secret societies From my little cottage industry: De-Coding Da Vinci has been translated into 2 more languages. […]

Go say hey..

posted by awelborn

To Rod Dreher, who is now blogging regularly at Beliefnet.

Prudentially speaking

posted by awelborn

An interesting report over at Mirror of Justice about a recent conference on the subject of prudential judgment. In his keynote address, Chris Wolfe (Political Science, Marquette) emphasized that although the magisterium has power to make particular political judgments, it […]

Penn Jillette is a model of humanist compassion

posted by awelborn

Says Paris Hilton is too moral to play Mother Theresa. DJ gets unjustifiably verbally violent in response; is fired. Yeah, it’s all in good fun. Fun when, like Penn Jillette,  you have no real sense of the suffering of the […]

Souvenirs

posted by awelborn

You know, I could have gone all out in searching for souvenirs from Rome to give my two young adult sons. Art reproductions, fancy models of landmarks, Italian-made Man Garments. But, instead, I settled, along with a few other geegaws,  […]

And who’s displeased with Benedict?

posted by awelborn

This just came across the email transom. A press release from the corporate and foundation -funded Catholics for Free Choice: April 19 marks the one-year anniversary of Joseph Ratzinger’s papacy. Pope Benedict XVI has not emerged as a high profile […]

Back to Winter

posted by awelborn

But it’s spring! Sorry, must be done. I declared I would respond to the Michael Sean Winters piece on "Benedict the Ecumenical" in The New Republic, so let’s have a go at it. As I do so, I’m going to […]

Food for thought

posted by awelborn

From Matthew Lickona’s blog: Had occasion to talk to someone who worked at a megachurch the other day. They were going to be putting on a Good Friday service, which I found interesting. The person acknowledged that part of the […]

Catholics and immigration

posted by awelborn

Much has been made on the right of the Church’s involvement in the immigration debate, with cretins like Michael Savage leading the charge. Here’s the thing, though. (Well, perhaps not the thing, but a thing.) As I was driving to […]

Oh, please

posted by awelborn

At Villanove – a Catholic university – there is a controversy over a statue in memory of victims of abortion. What is portrayed in the statue? A bloody fetus? Body parts? Er…no. "Maternal Bond" by sculptor Timothy Schmaltz. The link […]

New Boston Bishops

posted by awelborn

Dom’s got the goods – official VIS note isn’t in yet – 3 new auxiliaries.

Into the fire

posted by awelborn

Last night, I spoke at the Catholic institution of the moment, Notre Dame, and no I did not mention body parts or university presidents. It was, of course, the DVC talk, put in the context of Catholicism in film. Sort […]

Channeling Oriana Fallaci

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister points to an essay: But the really interesting thing about the article is its authors, Roberto A.M. Bertacchini and Piersandro Vanzan, and in particular the latter of these. Vanzan is a Jesuit, a professor of pastoral theology at […]

An open letter to Fr. Jenkins

posted by awelborn

No, not from me. It’s passed on by a reader who introduces it: I wanted to share with you a copy of an “open letter” about Notre Dame’s decision to allow the Vagina Monologues from a good and holy priest […]

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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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