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January 1, 1970 Archives

Make up your mind, Baylor

posted by awelborn

Love us or hate us Katliks? There’s been conversation of late at Baylor University about what – if anything – the university can gain from interacting from Roman Catholics and from the experience of Catholic universities like Notre Dame. (Larger […]

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Cardinal Zen

posted by awelborn

From Jen Ambrose, in today’s South China News: Unfortunately, it is available to subscribers only, but I thought you might appreciate the article, kind of a heads up to something that might be carried later by Asianews.it website.  Accompanying the […]

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Blogging Around!

posted by awelborn

Notes from all over: Cosmos-Liturgy-Sex has a new series: What is it about Sacraments that so many find difficult to accept? There are many issues I suppose. Some who come from a Sola Scriptura tradition don’t see them sufficiently expounded […]

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May Days

posted by awelborn

Pope Benedict begins the month of May by visiting a Marian shrine: The Pope’s one-hour visit to the shrine on the first day of May launched what is considered the month of Mary in the Church. He led the recitation […]

CBS does something right

posted by awelborn

Exposes the Priory of Sion fraud on 60 Minutes (Not that it’s very challenging…) Like Plantard, de Cherisey is now dead. So where are those parchments today? French writer Jean-Luc Chaumeil, who knew both men well and inherited many of […]

Why I live at the PO

posted by awelborn

…or at least visit frequently. I will be heading out in about an hour, so if you’d like something shipped today(that doesn’t require MAD’s signature, ’cause he’s not home right now)…let me know!

The View from Arlington

posted by awelborn

The Man with the Black Hat went to Mass and reports: Today, for the first time since 1970, the form of the Roman Mass identified as "Tridentine"* was licitly and publicly celebrated in the Diocese of Arlington, at Saint Lawrence […]

Come Saturday…

posted by awelborn

Back to my home turf! Well, not exactly – we lived in Lubbock for a couple of years in the early 60’s, my father is a born-and-bred Texan, and he and my mother met there, but Houston- where I’m headed […]

From Toledo

posted by awelborn

A priest-expert on the occult testifies: A Roman Catholic priest knowledgeable about rituals took the murder trial of the Rev. Gerald Robinson into the realm of the occult today. In chilling testimony, the Rev. Jeffrey Grob of the Chicago archdiocese […]

On Andrea Clarke

posted by awelborn

The Web Elves have many links on this case, because St. Luke’s is an Episcopal hospital Startling (or not) point that the head of the Bioethics Committee at the hospital is an abortionist. Got it.

From the Papa Ratzi Fan Forum

posted by awelborn

Some interesting links – really, those ladies over there are busy translating articles from all over the world – I don’t know of any better single source for current global news articles on matters Papal: First, here’s one one, an […]

On the march..

posted by awelborn

Use this space to post your own experiences of what’s going on around the country today. Here’s my stupid question: Those who are protesting are protesting, sort of, in favor of the Bush proposals, and against any moves in Congress […]

Sigh

posted by awelborn

A conversation this weekend: Woman: I’ll buy your book, but I’m sure I won’t agree with it. Me: Okay. Thanks! (Thinking…next, please) Woman: I mean, I’ve looked at that painting for years, and thought that it looked like a woman. […]

From Life

posted by awelborn

One more example of how Catholic teaching reflects life’s realities. In this case: Why sorrow for sin is good, but not quite enough. Mom: What happened? Why is he crying? Boy: Because I poked him in the eye. Mom: (speechless) […]

The Great Debate

posted by awelborn

Anthony McCarthy, Research Fellow Linacre Centre for Healthcare ethics, writes to tell us about a debate: Readers of your Blog/Website (or just you!) might be interested to see the following BBC programme featuring a debate between Bishop Kevin Dowling and […]

The Lost Weekend

posted by awelborn

Michael was getting ready for work this morning and remarked, "Well, that was a nice weekend…" Meaning…what weekend? Several months ago, I’d accepted the invitation to speak in Ann Arbor and Lansing. Then a couple of months ago, Kurt Lucas […]

Books! Books!

posted by awelborn

Okay, the bookstore is open! As I said a couple of days ago, shipping for orders of $30 or less will be Priority at no extra charge. For orders $30-50, Priority will be $5 extra, and for over $50, $10 […]

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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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