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April 18, 2006 Archives

One Year with Benedict

posted by awelborn

Magister reflects on one unique aspect so far: the Pope’s off-the-cuff question and answer sessions with various groups: He strongly criticizes the Vatican press office, though, for being so slow at getting these sessions out: But little or nothing of […]

St. Judas the Wonderwinker

posted by awelborn

Genius from Orthodixie. (But what else would you expect from someone who names their blog "Orthodixie?" )

That small Catholic world…

posted by awelborn

Michael turned a corner in Rome and ran into someone he’d gone to school with 14 years ago. I stood waiting for an elevator in Atlanta and off stepped someone I taught with in Lakeland ten years ago – who […]

Catholic Words

posted by awelborn

In his last two posts, Joseph Bottum has mused on Catholicism and literature. Yesterday, he asked the question many of us ask, daily – What happened? And yet, aesthetics is not a sufficient explanation for earlier Catholic moments. John Henry […]

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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?
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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 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? 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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