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April 26, 2006 Archives

Pope to Poland

posted by awelborn

The schedule: The Holy Father will depart from Rome’s Fiumicino airport at 8.40 a.m. on Thursday, May 25, arriving in Warsaw at 11 a.m. Following the welcome ceremony, he will hold a meeting with clergy in the cathedral of St. […]

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Making Babies

posted by awelborn

A piece on Frances’ (relatively) high birthrate Researchers admit that their understanding of the relatively high French birth rate still retains a degree of mystery. "For every rule you can come up with you find an exception," said Grant. Pison […]

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Hey kids

posted by awelborn

Enjoy the Prom! And let’s take you to see a movie afterwards! Yup. I heard about this several weeks ago, and it’s finally made the papers. A group of Carroll High School parents is outraged that the school’s parent organization […]

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Powerful

posted by awelborn

A Notre Dame alumna writes: I graduated from Notre Dame in 2004. At that time "The Vagina Monologues" was just beginning to reach its zenith on our campus. I particularly remember a day in LaFortune when I was studying for […]

Amazon Blog

posted by awelborn

New post up. I think. It’s not showing yet, but should be there soon. In which we address the question, "But I appreciate the way The Da Vinci Code" brings faith and fiction together! It’s so intriguing and enriching!"

Death Roe

posted by awelborn

A new website: On January 22, 1973, The United States Supreme Court legalized abortion on demand. The decision is called Roe vs. Wade. We call it Death Roe. About one fourth of our generation has already been wiped out, and […]

Da Vinci Code Resources

posted by awelborn

For individuals and parishes, here on a webpage of mine – descriptions, etc. 2 books, one booklet, and one pamphlet. Or go directly to the source at the OSV page.

Papal pop culture watch:

posted by awelborn

First via American Papist, and other places – a Tonight Show spoof commericial of our IPope. (And to Leno’s amused credulity that there’s such a thing as Vatican Radio – yeah, since 1931, with the groundwork begun in 1925. From […]

On Condoms: Breaking News

posted by awelborn

John Allen says a document is being discussed – but there is no "official" document until the Pope approves of course. forthcoming Vatican document is set to state that use of condoms by a married couple, where one partner is […]

I went to Mass…

posted by awelborn

I went to Mass recently. Daily Mass. About 40 people there. A priest and 2 servers. The priest told no jokes, did not even say "good afternoon," obviously clear on what "Greeting" means in the rite. He spoke clearly, was […]

On pilgrimage

posted by awelborn

Young Japanese Catholics: Shibata Yoko, 23, from Shizuoka parish, said she came with joy because since high school “no matter how much I thought about it [martyrdom], I could not understand it.” It all began when she read Endo Shusaku’s […]

Bring it on

posted by awelborn

Irish priest defiant: A PRIEST at the centre of a major row has defended his decision to organise a Mass involving three Catholic priests and a Church of Ireland minister on Easter Sunday. Augustinian friar Fr Iggy O’Donovan backed his […]

Turning to Tradition

posted by awelborn

In today’s General Audience, Pope Benedict continues his catechesis on Church: “This permanent actualization of the active presence of the Lord Jesus in his people, by the work of the Holy Spirit and expressed in the Church through the apostolic […]

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