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April 12, 2006 Archives

From the Office of Readings

posted by awelborn

St. Augustine: This is surely what we read in the Proverbs of Solomon: If you sit down to eat at the table of a ruler, observe carefully what is set before you; then stretch out your hand, knowing that you […]

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Catholic Pols and such

posted by awelborn

I’ve been remiss on not pointing out some good stuff being written by Mark Stricherz. First is a post on his blog "What happened to the great Catholic pols?" But today the maternity ward for great Catholic pols seems to […]

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In Monreale

posted by awelborn

Sandro Magister reprints a portion of the Holy Week letter of the bishop of Monreale, in Sicily, in which the bishop provides a translation of an accout from Romano Guardini of his visit to the cathedral during Holy Week. When […]

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Via Crucis, part 2

posted by awelborn

More on Friday’s Stations at the Colisseum: This year, the Vatican decided to take special care to help others watching on television follow the event prayerfully. While tens of thousands of copies of the meditations and prayers are given to […]

Not even Holy Week..

posted by awelborn

…puts an obstacle in the way of the General Audience. From earlier today: Despite all the darkness in the world, evil does not have the last word,” said Benedict XVI, frequently changing his prepared text off the cuff. “For our […]

All is well..

posted by awelborn

Pope pen found.

A sign?

posted by awelborn

Zenit has postsed the text of Benedict’s homily given during his pastoral visit to a Roman parish on March 26 How should we respond to this radical love of the Lord? The Gospel presents to us a person by the […]

Excessive Catholicism

posted by awelborn

With a new look! Intends to be a portal for highlights of Catholic blogs. Also don’t forget the search engine at Catholic Blogs (which I’m finally about to add to my sidebar…sorry I’m so slow about these things!)

On trial

posted by awelborn

As my Toledo-area contact said, "This will fit in well with Da Vinci mania" Trial of priest accused of satanic-tinged murder of nun begins next week. Will be broadcast on CourtTV One of the biggest criminal cases in Toledo history […]

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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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