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May 9, 2006 Archives

Shame and Loathing?

posted by awelborn

The promotion has begun – Hanks on SNL last weekend (I caught the opening monologue), on Letterman, Ron Howard on Leno last night. Barbara Nicolosi watched and noticed something. Leno pressed Howard a few times about the controversy in the […]

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On protests

posted by awelborn

I’ve heard, here and there, of folks planning to picket The Da Vinci Code. Ron Howard says "Thanks!" A protest serves no purpose but to help the protesters feel as if they are doing something, and to build PR for […]

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On witches and wicca

posted by awelborn

In a post below, questions have been raised about the DVC claim about millions and millions of women being burned as witches, etc. As I understand it, this claim does make its way into the film, so here’s the truth: […]

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What’s Up With China

posted by awelborn

Magister’s take: A year earlier, on October 1, 2000, John Paul II had beatified 120 Chinese martyrs at St. Peter’s Square. And the Chinese authorities had protested stridently, as if this beatification had been an offense to the Chinese people, […]

On the Agenda

posted by awelborn

The bishops will be having their June meeting in LA. Here’s the agenda: The agenda will include discussion and vote on: extending the annual appeal for the Retirement Fund for Religious beyond 2007, adaptations of the Order of Mass, liturgical […]

Notre Dame – still there.

posted by awelborn

First off, Catholic News Service, has sort of surprisingly, run a story on the controversy. The fact that they’ve run it is surprising (considering that CNS does not really seem to like to admit that conflict exists with the Church […]

All eyes…

posted by awelborn

One of the more interesting gatherings in Rome over the next few weeks will be the Pentecost meeting of the "New Ecclesial Movements" – you know, from Opus Dei to the Neo-Catechumenate to Sant’Egidio. This is an event you’ll want […]

“New Bishop Quickly Discards Programs, People”

posted by awelborn

And that’s not a loaded headline? In this week’s edition, NCR(eporter) (based in KC, of course) devotes several articles to Bishop Robert Finn, bishop now for two years (one as co-adjutor). The first two paragraphs: Perhaps nowhere in America has […]

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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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