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January 1, 1970 Archives

Intelligence Design’s Other Opponents

posted by awelborn

Creationists, of course: But the growth of AiG’s ministry doesn’t put a smile on the face of Mark Looy, vice president of outreach. "We’re ministering to many, many more people. We’re seeing a lot of people saved," Looy says. "But […]

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Traveling Companions

posted by awelborn

There have been a few stories from up north – St. Thomas University – about faculty accompanying students on school-sponsored trips, accompanied, in turn, by people to whom they are not married. There was considerable squawking about this a few […]

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What to do…

posted by awelborn

This note, from a reader, addresses an issue I’ve been grappling with for a while, but not blogged on because it’s so complicated, and I have nothing definitive to say, just questions. It’s not just Yahoo, of course. It’s Google, […]

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Making your Michigan plans

posted by awelborn

This next weekend’s schedule: Saturday evening 6:30-8:30 at St. Monica’s in Kalamazoo Sunday at 2, St. Thomas the Apostle in Ann Arbor drive fast…. Sunday at 5-6:15, St. Thomas Aquinas, East Lansing.

Church and (Communist) State

posted by awelborn

John Allen in the Wall Street Journal today The pope’s foremost concern is to defend the basic human rights of the estimated 13 million Catholics on the mainland. This isn’t a negligible issue. While antireligious persecution today is nowhere near […]

Two tech questions

posted by awelborn

1) Is anyone else having a difficult time getting Catholic World News to load? Sometimes it’s okay, but 90% of the time…it’s not. 2) Follow this one closely: We have a small screened-in back porch. Last year, up until it […]

Paradise Lost

posted by awelborn

Scott Derrickson, the dirctor of The Exorcism of Emily Rose, will next tackle Paradise Lost

The Bishop and ND

posted by awelborn

Last Friday, Bishop John D’Arcy spoke at an event sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of the Notre Dame Law School: In his response to University President Father John Jenkins’ April 5 announcement that the "Monologues" would not be […]

The Grail Code

posted by awelborn

Mike Aquilina has created a blog to inform the world and engender discussion about his new book , The Grail Code.

Remember the ad?

posted by awelborn

Last week, Fr. John Wauck, an Opus Dei priest in Rome noticed an enormous ad for DVC on a scrim hanging over a church restoration site. Looks like something’s being done: "It advertises something that is against Christ and against […]

The case of Andrea Clark

posted by awelborn

Prolife Blogs tells the story: A life or death struggle is taking place at St. Luke’s Hospital, where doctors are planning to remove a woman from life support. The patient is not brain dead, and according to her family, she […]

A chat with Ramesh

posted by awelborn

The excellent MercatorNet website has an interview with Ramesh Ponnuru about his latest book, The Party of Death. (Which I’ve just about finished reading and will review in the next day or so) MercatorNet: Why write this book now? Ponnuru: […]

Condoms and Clarifications

posted by awelborn

American Papist has been covering the story intensely, and has links to the latest clarifications.

God, girl, etc

posted by awelborn

The God or the Girl thread below is now open for comments..

I’m not as crazy as you think

posted by awelborn

I’m back – 24 hours after I left, and I’m not wiped out. I actually slept like a stone on the plane from LA – I fell asleep before we took off and didn’t wake up until they announced we […]

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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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