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May 17, 2006 Archives

Chris Matthews at OD!

posted by awelborn

Hardball will be live from NY Opus Dei headquarters tomorrow – should be interesting! Random DVC link, from John Thavis of Catholic News Service: While the movie’s portrayal of the Catholic Church is distinctly unflattering, its treatment of the Catholic […]

Template for a DVC Review

posted by awelborn

See how many fit: 1) Movie’s pretty bad. Talky, awkward flashbacks, pointless activity, miscast leads. 2) McKellan rocks! 3) It’s probably bad partly because the filmmakers didn’t want to offend Christians. They smoothed it out and took the teeth and […]

Thank goodness for bad movies

posted by awelborn

They give critics a chance to shine: (A.O. Scott in the NYtimes) "The Da Vinci Code" is one of the few screen versions of a book that may take longer to watch than to read. (Curiously enough, Mr. Howard accomplished […]

From Vatican Radio…

posted by awelborn

There’s a podcast thingy of an interview I did with Charley Collins of Vatican Radio on Mary Magdalene. Today, from 5-6 PM, I’ll be interviewed by Paul Clemens on WLCR, the Catholic radio stastion in Louisville. No internet listening possible, […]

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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? 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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