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May 13, 2006 Archives

Pastor Sunday

posted by awelborn

This, via Zadok – Nigerian mega-Christianity meets….the Ukraine? Pastor Sunday Adelaja’s a big success in Kiev: Alarmed at his burgeoning congregation, the Church has launched a counter attack, seeking to portray Mr Adelaja as a charlatan. "Our main problem is […]

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Renaissance?

posted by awelborn

Go to The Shrine of the Holy Whapping for several posts on new church designs coming down the road – I was delighted to see that one of them is for St. John Neumann in Farragut, Tennessee (which is basically […]

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Come, I will show you a Bride of Jesus Christ

posted by awelborn

Michael has an excellent podcast up – it’s about 26 minutes long, and is available at this spot for downloading or listening right on the computer. Pass the word…if we really want to use DVC to help folks go more […]

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Grappling with God

posted by awelborn

A review of a new book on Auden and Christianity All these deviations from orthodoxy had something in common, however. They all flowed from Auden’s passionate belief that Christianity, rightly understood, was the truest of the great world religions because […]

A new bishop for Vietnam

posted by awelborn

Named by the Pope Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday named a new bishop for Vietnam, a country that lacks ties with the Vatican but has the second highest number of Catholics in Southeast Asia. Relations between the Holy See and […]

The State of the Question

posted by awelborn

Michael Liccione offers a good summary of the current state of the discussion re/AIDS, condoms and married people. Rumors abound that the Pope is preparing to rule on this question. I state in advance my resolution to adhere, with religious […]

Back…

posted by awelborn

An odd, whirlwind 24 hours or so. (And speaking of travel, pray for Mark Shea – he was supposed to be in Ireland now on a DVC speaking tour, but has been delayed twice and is giving it another shot […]

Elizabeth Lev

posted by awelborn

Also via the St. Peter’s website, a great interview with art historian Elizabeth Lev stpetersbasilica.orgAny personal experiences in St. Peter’s that you’d like to share? Elizabeth LevSt. Peter’s is the site of my reversion I’d have to say. I grew […]

Remembering May 13

posted by awelborn

Today is the 25th anniversary of the assassination attempt on John Paul II. Michael notes that the spot, which was previously marked only by a faintly reddish cobblestone in the square, is now marked with a plaque (Fr. Z, who […]

Why I became a Catholic

posted by awelborn

From the Ambassador from Taiwan to the Vatican, who recently converted What is there in the Christian faith that is missing from Chinese culture that made you convert and get baptised? I did not adhere to any religion before. Like […]

Survivors

posted by awelborn

On his visit to Poland: Pope Benedict XVI will meet 32 survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Nazi German death camp during his visit to Poland at the end of this month. Those will include Poles who were among the first trainload […]

Georg, Georg…

posted by awelborn

There’s a big piece in an Italian celebrity magazine about Benedict’s secretary, Monsignor Goerg Gaenswein .  The cover features him playing tennis, and the article swoons (scroll down for the cover and the translation of the article) But it is […]

Family Life

posted by awelborn

This past week, there was a conference in Rome: "Loving Human Love: The Heritage of John Paul II on Marriage and the Family," sponsored by the John Paul II Institute on Marriage and the Family. John Allen reports: Receiving the […]

First review

posted by awelborn

In the UK Daily Mirror – just as I had heard, the historical material is backed up with flashbacks Although the movie closely follows the book’s storyline, Howard delivers something Dan Brown doesn’t – dramatic recreations of events relating to […]

Good idea!

posted by awelborn

A Christian group in England is going to distribute "fact or fiction" scratch-off cards to moviegoers regarding the assertions made in DVC.

How Dark the Con of Dan

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Niederauer of San Francisco – in the LA Tidings It’s an excellent piece – very direct and clear answers in a mostly Q & A format. It’s extremely gratifying that he cites both Carl Olsen and me in the […]

Interviewed

posted by awelborn

Here’s an interview with me on Mary Magdalene over at Ignatius Insight.

Toledo verdict

posted by awelborn

As most of you already know, there was a guilty verdict – 15 years to life. A murder case unsolved for 26 years was brought to an unexpectedly quick and dramatic end yesterday after jurors convicted a 68-year-old Toledo priest, […]

Abortion in Colombia

posted by awelborn

It’s been de-criminalized in certain circumstances and the nation’s bishops are saying they’ll take action Likewise, Cardinal Rubiano told Columbia’s El Tiempo newspaper that “all those who commit the crime, the sin of abortion, will be excommunicated immediately." “This applies […]

Free DVC?

posted by awelborn

I’m seeing more and more offers for free passes to DVC, which strikes me as a sign of a lack of faith in the film’s drawing power on its own – so we’re going to give away tickets then hope […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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

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