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April 28, 2006 Archives

So much for that

posted by awelborn

Chinese Patriotic Association to ordain bishop without consulting with Holy See Not new, of course, but flies in the face of recent movements and expectations The Chinese Patriotic Association is about to explode a huge diplomatic bomb, that risks jeopardizing […]

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Coming to Michigan…

posted by awelborn

This weekend: 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. Yes, all on DVC. We will all be there, and […]

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What I’m talking about

posted by awelborn

John Miller was kind enough to link me from The Corner, and asked in a note about DVC parodies. There have been several (although not nearly enough) – do an Amazon search for "Da Vinci Code" and "spoof" or "parody" […]

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Read it and weep

posted by awelborn

’cause it’s so long. And then read and read and read some more… Christianity Today’s link-packed edition. Overflowing with religious goodness…and badness, in some cases.

The Left Flank of Life

posted by awelborn

Jody Bottum on the Andrea Clark case: The conservative pro-lifers moved this story, through the network and quick responses put in place by the death of Terri Schiavo. But the appeal for Andrea Clark originally appeared on a left-wing website, […]

Those durn fundamentalists

posted by awelborn

..like Ramesh Ponnuru. I have wondered if the title of Ponnuru’s book might be a mistake of sorts, even though the broader point is clear once you start reading the book. Party of Death, although it does mean something broader […]

The Pagels Files

posted by awelborn

Noted elsewhere earlier, a few days ago, Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, published an article at Catholic World News in which…well, let’s allow Michael Liccione at Pontifications to summarize here: A few days ago, Fr. Paul Mankowski, SJ, of the Pontifical […]

Andrea Clark is moving

posted by awelborn

The Houston woman whose ventilator a Houston hospital sought to remove is being moved to Chicago Wesley Smith on the case in yesterday’s NRO Illustrating the level of hardball some hospitals play against patients and families, the Clarke family’s lawyer […]

The Day After

posted by awelborn

Magister gives his interpretation of the reactions to Cardinal Martini’s interview: At a Vatican accustomed to the crystal-clear preaching of pope Joseph Ratzinger, with the truth of heavenly and earthly things carved out neatly each time with a fine chisel, […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

John Allen A bit more on condoms and double-effect: Johnstone believes the case of married couples where one partner has AIDS is a classic example. The couple does not intend to prevent pregnancy, he said, merely to block the disease, […]

Not Alicia Keys

posted by awelborn

…but the Pope attended a concert two weeks ago, a concert featuring music by Mozart, in the Pope’s honor, and also in celebration of the birthday of Rome. Here are some pretty interesting photos of the event – I don’t […]

Wuerl to DC?

posted by awelborn

The rumors are heating up.

Fill in the blanks…

posted by awelborn

What an interesting slate of Papal audiences today: VATICAN CITY, APR 28, 2006 (VIS) – The Holy Father today received in separate audiences: – Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins C.M.F., prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. – Cardinal […]

Pastoral Response

posted by awelborn

Here’s Bishop D’Arcy’s statement in response to Fr. Jenkins’ Closing Statement. This is all the more surprising because the University of Notre Dame’s Board of Trustees and the officers of the university traveled to the Holy See for their February […]

Ad Orientem

posted by awelborn

There has been a bit of conversation about ad orientem over the past few days, prompted by the publication of a book, and its presentation in Rome. Fr. Z of What Does the Prayer Really Say was there: Today I […]

Radio Priest

posted by awelborn

In Atlanta: Life’s lessons can come from places you’d least expect. For instance, imagine a Roman Catholic priest who shows up every Monday morning in a skull cap to preach from the studio of a Top 40 radio station in […]

Genocide?

posted by awelborn

At Get Religion, Terry Mattingly points us to an LATimes article on controversies surround the teaching of the Amerenian Genocide of 1915-18. We are talking, of course, about the 1915-18 massacre of Armenians by the Turkish government. A recent Los […]

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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

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