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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 […]

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St. Judas the Wonderwinker

posted by awelborn

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

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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 […]

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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 […]

What’s Up with This?

posted by awelborn

Irish celebrations: A Church of Ireland minister concelebrated Mass with three Catholic priests at the Augustinian priory in Drogheda Co Louth on Sunday to mark the 90th anniversary of the 1916 Rising, write Patsy McGarry and Paul Murphy Last night […]

Why people hate flying

posted by awelborn

You land at an airport. You pull up to the gate. You sit. And sit. The pilot comes on and informs you that there’s no Flyway (the tube walkway from plane to terminal) operator. One’s been called. Fifteen minutes later, […]

Palpable Anti-Catholicism?

posted by awelborn

Maryland Catholic Conference official remarks: In her fight against state funding for embryonic stem-cell research, Nancy Fortier, Maryland Catholic Conference associate director for the respect for life office, said she was repeatedly confronted by lawmakers who called her a liar […]

God or the Girl?

posted by awelborn

2 new episodes last night, correct? Discuss here, if you like – I’m closing the thread down below. The A & E Discussion board on the show – when I just clicked on it there were about a thousand people […]

Commuting

posted by awelborn

Philippines President Arroyo makes a decision: At Easter, President, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, announced the commutation to life imprisonment of around 1,200 death sentences in the Philippines. The Catholic Church and anti-death penalty campaigners have enthusiastically hailed her decision, but there […]

Nunc Dimittis

posted by awelborn

Finally, Christopher Blosser’s come through with another megapost B16 roundup – no need for me to do any more work!

The bishops and immigration

posted by awelborn

The Washington Times looks at some numbers A new poll shows U.S. Catholics, like Americans at large, oppose granting amnesty to illegal aliens, despite their bishops’ stance in favor of such a path to citizenship.     "Catholics appear to […]

Survey says…

posted by awelborn

Bunch o’ Canadians believe DVC and other fantasies: Almost one in five Canadians believes Jesus Christ’s death on the cross was faked and that he married and had a family, according to a new poll that challenges the cornerstone Christian […]

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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 ...

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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