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April 21, 2006 Archives

Words, words…

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s Word from Rome is posted Much about Holy Week: Asked endlessly during the same arc of time to comment for the global press on who the pope is and what he’s doing, I was sometimes tempted to respond, […]

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Here’s a weird thing

posted by awelborn

You turn on Catholic radio and hear the host of the show that’s on is reading a very loooooong passage from one of your books. Last chapter of De-coding, in fact. And all you can think is, "Boy, I need […]

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The Wrath of Nicolosi

posted by awelborn

Here’s her Da Vinci Code rant, posted in one convenient place: As I said, I was one of the folks in the pews recently at a DVC event at a local Evangelical church. The funniest part of the night (and […]

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Good job

posted by awelborn

Fr. Wauck, an Opus Dei priest in Rome, was walking about, and saw something startling. I’m thinking…I suppose this is via the company doing the restoration work. I’m thinking, this took a lot of effort to do (the entire scrim […]

The Italian Government should pay her

posted by awelborn

The Roaming Roman, that is – she’s got more Triduum Holy Week liturgy photos and comments up, as well as photos of a daytrip to Loreto. And then there’s this: We spent most of our waiting time before Mass designing […]

A letter to Bishop Brown

posted by awelborn

A couple from the Orange Diocese go public with a lengthy letter of questions and , to say the least, concerns.

Precious….Moments?

posted by awelborn

Faithful reader Julia was inspired by the 15th Station to send along a link to something I had no idea existed – the Precious Moments…what? Compound? located in Missouri. Highlight is a chapel – if you go to the site […]

Ramesh v. TNR

posted by awelborn

Ramesh Ponnuru takes on The New Republic’s conventional wisdom on Roe v Wade – in the pages of TNR – which is that the fall of Roe  would be good for abortion and bad for pro-lifers. The New Republic‘s theory […]

When the Queen is gone..

posted by awelborn

A Guardian column looks at the coming constitutional crisis in England What is often missed out of the puzzling phenomenon of this woman’s life is her religious faith. It is what makes her devotion to duty and self-sacrifice explicable. While […]

Oh my word

posted by awelborn

Now, this 15th Station of the Cross – the Resurrection – isn’t brand new, although it’s being played that way in some places. Back fifteen or more years ago, it started being suggested and used. I believe it was inspired […]

Sinners Welcome

posted by awelborn

The WaPo reviews Mary Karr’s book of poetry, reflective of her conversion to Catholicism If you appreciated the irreverent voice of Mary Karr’s The Liars’ Club , you can find it again in "Facing Altars: Poetry and Prayer," the afterword […]

Remember…SoCal…

posted by awelborn

NEXT MONDAY, I want all SoCal types to come see me At St. John Fisher in Rancho Palos Verdes. It’s a ticketed event, but a portion of the proceeds go to a very good cause – the Queen of Peace […]

In Egypt

posted by awelborn

Christians and Muslims have been clashing of late – Christianity Today has some links From Catholic News Agency: A spokesman for the Catholic Church in Egypt, Rafiq Gresh, told EFE that if a Muslim converts to Christianity and manages to […]

Witness

posted by awelborn

Taiwan’s ambassador the Vatican is baptized: The Taiwanese ambassador to the Vatican was so impressed with seeing "an inner peace and happiness" in the Catholics he met while living and working in Rome that he decided to convert to Catholicism. […]

God or the Girl

posted by awelborn

All of the episodes aired so far will be re-aired on Sunday, with the final ep to air at 10pm. Dave Hartline of the Catholic Report has a couple of interviews that might interest those of you who are watching […]

New Blog on our Favorite topic

posted by awelborn

Ian Rutherford of the excellent Aquinas and More bookstore has started a blog. "Musings from a Catholic Bookstore" promises to have all sorts of helpful posts on subjects I know are dear to our readers here – books, first and […]

Poland in the Highlands

posted by awelborn

Tablet article on Polish immigration to Scotland. The Scottish government embarked on a concerted program to recruit workers from Poland a few years ago, and it’s bearing fruit: There’s only standing room left for Mass in Polish at St Francis […]

Textweek

posted by awelborn

If you’ve never visited before, take a look at Textweek – an ecumenical site designed to help preachers and others research the lectionary Scripture readings – there are links each week, not only to exegetical articles and pastoral resources, but […]

A Political Education

posted by awelborn

Here’s an interesting article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about a priest selected to head the Philippines’  Commission on Higher Education, He didn’t last very long. Why? Because he attempted to go after the growing number of schools that […]

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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 »

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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