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May 5, 2006 Archives

Closed Comments!

posted by awelborn

I’ll be gone all day Saturday – my flight leaves at 6am, and I return from Houston at 11pm. So, because of recent weird spam that’s made it’s way through, I’m closing all comments for the day. Ciao, y’all!

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An Idiot’s Guide to Square Notes

posted by awelborn

An article in Crisis (pdf format – but good for getting the visuals, which are important here. Obviously) It’s very interesting, if you’ve never explored the why’s, what’s and how’s of chant in a serious way before. (like me). Good […]

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Incoming

posted by awelborn

I had heard this was coming, but Ted Olsen at Christianity Today takes a close look at this weekend’s NYTimes Magazine covers tory on people opposed to contraception. Shorto is right that religious conservative Protestants have been increasingly critical about […]

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Here’s the word

posted by awelborn

The Word from Rome, that is. Different views of Christian and Islam (including notes on a statement by Bishop Wenski of Orlando on the matter), the China problem, and various other conferences and confabs.

Looming Episcopal problems

posted by awelborn

Of course, that is a constant state of life for these folks. A reader notes that tomorrow’s election in California presents the latest version. He also notes this: Some of the frustration is aimed at liberal Episcopalians who say now […]

Happy Anniversary, Swiss Guards

posted by awelborn

This week in Rome has been marked by celebrations of the 500th anniversary of the Swiss Guards. Fr. Guy of the "Shouts in the PIazza" blog notes the schedule: May 5: 3:30pm, in the Auditorium Conciliazione a meeting will take […]

Case in point:

posted by awelborn

This idiot opines at a newspaper-sponsored blog It’s official. The Catholic Church is officially calling for a boycott of The DaVinci Code – The Film.  This will ensure that Catholics will flood to it.  OK, I’m just kidding.  But all […]

On that excommunication…

posted by awelborn

Clarified in the thread below and in this CNS piece: Father Conn said Navarro-Valls "simply noted that the act (of ordination without approval) objectively has this automatic penalty attached, but there always are conditions." If the bishops involved "were not […]

Hat tip, Open Book

posted by awelborn

Terry Mattingly’s latest column was inspired by a thread on this blog. Can you find the clue? Even without the  TMatt Code, the column will interest you, because it’s about liturgical music, and that always inspires mega-comments because we’re all […]

Back on HMS

posted by awelborn

I’ve returned to the Heart, Mind and Strength radio program lineup as a regular – Thursdays at 2 Eastern. Here’s the link to the podcast of yesterday’s – and every day’s – program.

In the land of plenty

posted by awelborn

A Tablet piece on the dramatic economic disparity within Kenya, and a looming crisis: A world away from the tourist beaches and safari parks, the coffee plantations and market gardens, are thousands suffering from lack of rain and corruption in […]

What Archbishop Amato said

posted by awelborn

I’ve been searching and waiting all week for a full text of Archbishop Amato’s remarks at last week’s conference on the Church and Media at Rome’s Opus Dei University of the Holy Cross. "Strategic Management of Church Communications: New Challenges; […]

Fr. Kolvenbach speaks

posted by awelborn

The Superior General of the Society of Jesus apparently has critical things to say: The about-to-retire Superior General of the Jesuits, Peter Hans Kolvenbach, has expressed critical questions about the Pope’s encyclical Deus caritas est. In an interview with the […]

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