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January 1, 1970 Archives

Comments Closed

posted by awelborn

Hey folks, I’m in Chicago all day, so comments are shut down until this evening  – those of you who experienced the massive comment spam attack yesterday will understand. (It wasn’t even just on the two posts on the current […]

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Vatican MySpace

posted by awelborn

So Business Week characterizes the new direction of the Vatican website Now Sister Judith is creating a second Vatican Web site, set for launch in the fall, that is aimed at bringing together the faithful so they can interact. Think […]

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Not that you haven’t heard it before..

posted by awelborn

But Catholic Match has published some thoughts of mine on their site..

Discovery

posted by awelborn

New Catacombs: (Well, not "new," but…) Archaeologists repairing a Roman catacomb have discovered an unusual network of underground burial chambers containing the elegantly dressed corpses of more than 1,000 people, a Rome official said. The rooms appear to date back […]

Too good..

posted by awelborn

….to be left in the comments here. Constantine was the first astronaut, also, although the U.S. government has been suppressing the evidence Neil Armstrong found proving the emperor went to the moon in 322. After enjoying a picnic lunch in […]

In the Jesuit Tradition

posted by awelborn

From a reader: Our Catholic University in the Jesuit Tradition, Creighton, is located in Omaha. Two theology professors (Michael Lawler – retiring chair and Todd Salzman – incoming chair) recently published a paper in the Heythrop Journal positing that homosexual […]

Mail Call!

posted by awelborn

With all due respect Amy, one only has to research history realistically to realize that the Catholic religion, (of which I was born into) is founded on greed, murder, hypocrisy, and generally trumped up to suit a few self-serving kings […]

Books!

posted by awelborn

Just a note – I will not be able to do a PO run tomorrow, since I will be in Chicago all day, returning here around 4:30. So if you would like to order books that will arrive by the […]

The class of ’06

posted by awelborn

A snapshot of this year’s class of newly ordained priests: (This is from the USCCB, but the numbers seem to be the result of two self-selected research surveys, one from seminarians and one from diocesan and religious order vocation directors. […]

My latest cause

posted by awelborn

…to get Scholastic Book Fairs to offer titles specifically chosen for Catholic schools. Correct me if I’m wrong, but in my experience at least – which entails about 20 years of looking over the wares of Scholastic Book Fairs in […]

There.

posted by awelborn

The Fort Wayne high school that proposed taking kids to see DVC after the prom cancelled – because, not surprisingly, they didn’t sell enough tix.

The other march

posted by awelborn

Over the past two days, there was another important protest march – in Washington, to draw attention to the continuing, ongoing crisis and tragedy in Darfur. Mollie at Get Religion looks at the coverage, and, of course, the religious angle. […]

ND to the rescue?

posted by awelborn

In talks about the JPII Center in DC The Rev. Monsignor William Kerr, picked by Maida to be the center’s director, confirmed Monday through a spokeswoman that talks are taking place. “We are negotatiating with Notre Dame, but he can’t […]

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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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