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April 16, 2006 Archives

On that “Catholic background” stuff

posted by awelborn

Last week, we posted a link to Matthew Lickona’s blog in which he reported a conversation with someone who works in a megachurch, and who, in turn reported that 60% of their members were from a Catholic background. Much discussion […]

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Let the children come..

posted by awelborn

A reader writes with some reflections on what she saw today – beginning with the story of her parish, a traditional ethnic parish that seemed on track to be fading away. But: What joy to see the young people coming […]

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Vigil

posted by awelborn

This wonderful photo was passed along to me by Br. Brent, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies in DC. Here’s their blog, updated occasionally with news and notes of newly professed and various apostolates.

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The Opus Dei Code

posted by awelborn

Believe it or not – Time’s cover story this week. It’s okay, but isn’t it odd that a group with 85,000 members merits a cover story? Well, good thing, I suppose. All Catholic All The Time! There won’t be much […]

Triduum Question Box

posted by awelborn

In a few of the many comments accumulating below, we have questions along the line of "Er…I saw [fill in the blank] at the liturgy I attended. Is that…okay?" So….here’s the place to ask (and we hope find an answer […]

What did you hear: Easter Sunday edition

posted by awelborn

Finally! We went to the "other" parish we regularly attend – the traditional German parish (stations in German, etc). We like it, not just because the Gothic church is lovely and well-preserved, but because the liturgy is not self-serving, the […]

What did you hear: Easter Vigil Edition

posted by awelborn

I didn’t go to the Vigil – Michael did, because someone he knew was being received into Full Communion. He may or may not give his report – How about you? How many readings? Which ones? How were the baptisms […]

What did you hear: Good Friday Edition

posted by awelborn

Our story here Our Good Friday evening was spent in front of the television, watching the Stations from the Colisseum. Having been there, we could engage with the event even more than usual. I printed out the meditations and prayers […]

What did you hear: Holy Thursday edition

posted by awelborn

For the next day, I’m going to let "What Did You Hear" be the focus of the blog. I have two radio interviews tomorrow, a book review to finish and a trip to prepare for (24 hours in Atlanta. Atlanta […]

Memento Mori

posted by awelborn

Novelist Muriel Spark passed away at age 88 in Florence, her home for many years. From the Scotsman (Spark was born in Scotland) Like many other people, for a long time I knew little of Spark apart from the magnificent […]

Easter at St. Peter’s

posted by awelborn

Photos of the Vigil from the Catholic Press Photo agency The Holy Father baptized and confirmed seven young people from around the world. When I find a story detailing who they were, I’ll post – I’m sure one of the […]

Around the world

posted by awelborn

Guatemala Indonesia Bosnia PRC (Patriotic Association) Click on photos for captions. More here

In Iraq

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Coming to Christ

posted by awelborn

Various stories from today: A convert (of five years) tells his story in the LAtimes In Massachusetts and NH: At St. Patrick’s, the new members ranged in age from 10 to 60. Jarvis said this is the largest group of […]

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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 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?
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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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