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May 10, 2006 Archives

An update on Jeremy

posted by awelborn

Readers will remember the situation of Jeremy Hand, adult son of Traditional Catholic Reflections’ Stephen Hand. Jeremy has suffered severe brain damage, was considered "hopeless," but now his father reports: Today we got a call from the acute care facility […]

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Stop Trying to Kill Us Off

posted by awelborn

A disability-rights advocate writes in the UK Guardian Assisted dying is not a simple question of increasing choice for those of us who live our lives close to death. It raises deep concerns about how we are viewed by society […]

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Closing in Toledo

posted by awelborn

Closing arguments in the Toledo murder trial today, with the prosecution backing off from the Satanic connection: The murder of a nun 26 years ago was sparked by a priest’s career disappointment, not devotion to Satan, a prosecutor asserted in […]

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Top 20

posted by awelborn

Want to know how wrong DVC is? Share the word with your friends and neighbors? Educate yourself by checking out some of Mike Aquilina’s Top 20 Books on Early Christian History.

“An affinity for indulgences and Latin”

posted by awelborn

An odd duck, that Bishop Finn. NCR has put up another of its pieces from this week up, available for non-subscribers As a new coadjutor bishop, Finn made a round of visitations to the diocese’s five regions. In homilies he […]

Around the web

posted by awelborn

Here’s a few places where I’ve got pieces on DVC. Nothing new to long-time readers, but perhaps something to pass on. I’ve got a two-parter on Mary Magdalene up at the Busted Halo website now At Catholic Match: How to […]

So Dark the Con of Man

posted by awelborn

So Dark the Con of Man. So Dark the Con of Man. It looks like I’m getting about a couple of hits a minute searching for that. So… Seek the Truth! Update:  What is up? This is getting bizarre. Did […]

The hardest post I’ve ever written

posted by awelborn

*whispers* I really liked John Cornwell’s new book. *ducks* Cornwell, as many of you know, is the author of lots of books, including the last three (Hitler’s Pope, Breaking Faith and The Pontiff in Winter) which have been widely and […]

Alexei says:

posted by awelborn

Russian Patriarch is optimistic: With Benedict XVI, relations between the Orthodox Church and the Vatican will change “for the better”. The Orthodox patriarch of Moscow and all the Russias, Alexei II, has once again reiterated his great confidence in, and […]

Spiritual Leukemia?

posted by awelborn

The pastor of a Chicago-area parish writes in the most recent bulletin: (pdf file, letter is on p. 10) In two weeks, the priests and people of the Archdiocese will gather with Cardinal George and the Auxiliary Bishops in the […]

Men for Others?

posted by awelborn

Now, here’s a really good, thoughtful piece from America, examining the question of how Jesuit ideals are being communicated and received in Jesuit secondary schools. Because of its humanist origins, Jesuit education must vigilantly guard against the misuse of its […]

posted by awelborn

Over the past few weeks, Benedict has been focusing on "the Church" as the subject of catechesis at the Wednesday General Audiences. Because of my travels, I missed linking to last week’s remarks. Here is the text of last week’s, […]

Getting ready

posted by awelborn

For what?

Good Lord

posted by awelborn

Horror stories from Anthony Esolen at Mere Comments. He concludes: A word to the Modern American Woman, if I may.  Do you think you might take a little time out from smashing The Citadel, emasculating the YMCA, preaching the damnable […]

Jen in China

posted by awelborn

Great stuff from Jen Ambrose today – getting to Wal Mart in China, and continued adventures with a caucasian child (hers)

Sweet

posted by awelborn

Gwneth Paltrow and her mama, Blythe Danner, writing on behalf of a Planned Parenthood fundraising campaign: Why are two Hollywood actors contacting you today on behalf of Planned Parenthood Federation of America? Because we are first and foremost a mother […]

Pentecost 2006

posted by awelborn

According to Zenit, the Pontifical Council for the Laity has set up a webpage for the Pentecost gathering of New Movements – it seems to be quite popular and has exceeded its bandwidth. Ah well, check back later. In addition, […]

The Anti-Semitism of the Da Vinci Code

posted by awelborn

I’m not going to add this to the post below because it will start a whole other discussion. I think it’s worth asking why Dan Brown was so determined to separate Jesus from Judaism, to scrub him clean of Judaism […]

Today’s DVC thoughts and links

posted by awelborn

1) There is a bit of a news buzz around Ron Howard and company’s refusal to provide any type of "disclaimer" for the film, particularly in relationship to Opus Dei. Media and blogging types are scoffing at OD, pulling out […]

Questions

posted by awelborn

You might remember Ruth Kelly, the British government minister. Originally appointed to be Secretary of State for Education, she recently was appointed to a new post – Secretary of State for Communities. Her initial appointment caused a bit of a […]

Incoming

posted by awelborn

DVC-talk is reaching its height. We can hope it will drop like a stone after 5/19. I’m going to do a couple of things w/this blog over the next two weeks in that context – first, I’m going to do […]

Interference

posted by awelborn

An odd little story for you – to break the tension and all. Irish Catholic priests illegally broadcasting Mass over the radio to housebound parishioners are suspected of creating a safety hazard for trans-Atlantic jets, officials said on Tuesday. Irish […]

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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?
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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 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

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