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May 4, 2006 Archives

Well, now, here’s a movie…

posted by awelborn

Via Ross at American Scene, I discover that a film based on the prescient and knowing P.D. James novel Children of Men (envisioning a world dealing with a global infertility plague) …exists and will be released this year! (Julianne Moore, […]

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Why no pre-screenings?

posted by awelborn

That’s one of the big DVC questions right now. Is it because there’s a twist they want to conceal? Is it just because they want the mystery and excitement to build? Or is it because it’s no so great? Hmmmm. […]

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Turning, turning…

posted by awelborn

Excommunication: The Vatican on Thursday excommunicated two bishops ordained by China’s state-controlled church without the pope’s consent, escalating tensions as the two sides explored preliminary moves toward improving ties. The Vatican also excommunicated the two bishops who ordained them, citing […]

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How many gnostics can dance on the head of a pin?

posted by awelborn

Gashwin Gomes takes a look at an article in the Chronicle of Higher Education examining new views of gnosticism; namely the conviction among some that "gnosticism" as a category should be abandoned. (I assume these scholarly advocates are only speaking […]

The Statement on China

posted by awelborn

Here’s the English: According to the information received, bishops and priests have been subjected to – on the part of external entities to the Church – strong pressures and to threats, so that they would take part in the episcopal […]

Wha???

posted by awelborn

At The Corner, KLo cites a WSJ article on a recent Harris Poll on abortion. Here’s the link (the WSJ is free to non-subscribers for the next few days) – get a load of the questions. What a textbook example […]

Boston College Outrage

posted by awelborn

…at Condoleeza Rice being chosen as Commencement speaker..Dom has links and discussion. American Papist has full texts of various letters of protest that have been written.

How Joseph Ratzinger sees Islam

posted by awelborn

From Magister today, an article by an Egyptian Jesuit: Benedict XVI admires in Islam the certainty based on faith, which contrasts with the West where everything is relativized; and he admires in Islam the sense of the sacred, which instead […]

Prayers needed

posted by awelborn

…for the crew at Ave Maria Radio, via Mark Shea As of late Tuesday afternoon, Nick Thomm of Ave Maria Radio has been moved to a regular semi-private room following a stay in the ICU while initially recovering from brain […]

Vatican Response

posted by awelborn

To then Chinese ordinations. (It’s in Italian, will post link to English as soon as it appears.) Via Zadok, who links to a Reuters story that summarizes the statement "The Holy Father learned the news with deep displeasure," the Vatican […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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posted 9:45:04pm Mar. 04, 2009 | read full post »

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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 Episcopalians, all the better.To tell the truth, you can bl

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 minute of labor, describing the intensity of discomfor

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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