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May 8, 2006 Archives

Just the facts..

posted by awelborn

From the UK Telegraph Now another major chunk of dodgy faction is about to be rolled out in cinemas across the world – yes, it’s The Da Vinci Code. The film’s source, Dan Brown’s multi-million-selling thriller, is choc-a-bloc with seriously […]

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Today in ZadokLand

posted by awelborn

Two interesting posts: One on why the Pope celebrates Corpus Christi on the Thursday after Trinity Sunday and the other on reports that the Pope is cutting down meetings with politicians.  (On the former point, Shouts in the Piazza reports […]

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Banned in Boston

posted by awelborn

Maggie Gallagher on the coming clash: How much of the coming threat to religious liberty actually stems from same-sex marriage? These experts’ comments make clear that it is not only gay marriage, but also the set of ideas that leads […]

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A reader wonders…

posted by awelborn

Am I the only one that had the experience of hearing asermon on "The Good Shepherd" today based on"Brokeback Mountain"?  I did not know that Jack andEnnis were such good shepherds.  That most have beenfrom the movie, because it wasn’t […]

Contrarian

posted by awelborn

Yesterday, we went to Mass, and there was a May procession and crowning before Mass in the Church. No little girls – this is a parish with no religious ed, and while children are certainly present, it is not a […]

On pilgrimage

posted by awelborn

A bunch of Michigan seminarians are on pilgrimage in the Holy Land – one of them is blogging it. Via American Papist.

MI3

posted by awelborn

Well, our hopes that MI3 might do its part to overwhelm certain other films opening in a couple of weeks have been dashed by pretty wretched opening weekend box office (not surprising, to be honest), but I was intrigued by […]

Andrea Clarke

posted by awelborn

She passed away yesterday – from her sister: Andrea passed away peacefully a little before 3pm today, with her family and her friends at her bedside. We love her so very much and we are going to miss her terribly. […]

Overused, but what else can I say but…

posted by awelborn

Heh. (From the site of an Australian blogger, artist, teacher and DVC debunker.)

A DVC Catechism

posted by awelborn

Fr. John Wauck does what I’ve been trying to do in my talks….so much better. Really. This is excellent. Print it out.

BookNotes

posted by awelborn

Over the past week, I’ve read three quite blog-worthy books, so I’m going to take some time to discuss them. Between that and some papal postings, that should just about do me for the week, so don’t come here looking […]

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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 Michael, whom he remembered, among other things, as on

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 here's the thing.Whether or not Yates' original novel in

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 Almsgiving, right?Well, here's a worthy recipient for your hard-

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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