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May 24, 2006 Archives

Hmmmm

posted by awelborn

This man at the heart of a Walker Percy story? Well maybe he’ll be a decent Will Barrett – Bill Paxton has a vague emptiness at the core of his screen presence that just might work – he’s been tapped […]

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Awakened?

posted by awelborn

As some have said over and over again..when it comes to the human mind…you just never know. A drug commonly used as a sleeping pill appears to have had a miraculous effect on brain-damaged patients who have been in a […]

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A report from BEA

posted by awelborn

Last week, the ginormous Book Expo America happened in Washington D.C. Michael went, and we might have all gone except for Katie being so inconsiderate as to be confirmed during that time. I hope Michael will blog on it when […]

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What you do…

posted by awelborn

…when you graduate from preschool – your first full year in school, every day, all day? You get home – early, because everyone got to go home right after graduation – and for thirty minutes you just sit next to […]

The story of St. Joan’s

posted by awelborn

Clayton Emmer, who now lives in LA, but hails from the St. Paul-Minneapolis diocese, posts a summary of a video interview with the former St. Joan’s pastor who set it on its journey to Mass readings from Pablo Casals. Segment […]

Heartbreaking

posted by awelborn

This is passed on by Stephen Drake of the disability rights group Not Dead Yet. On May 13, a 3-year old girl was murdered by her mother, a pathologist. The little girl was diagnosed autistic, and there has apparently been […]

“Just Fiction”

posted by awelborn

Present at my talk last night was a Nigerian priest who took some time to share with us the impact of DVC…in Nigeria, telling the story of a woman who spoke to him when he was there at Christmastime, asking […]

At Mirror of Justice

posted by awelborn

Two good posts from the last day or so: They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? by Robert Araujo, SJ – in which he does some compare and contrast: There is something about educating inquiring minds (be they students, readers of articles, […]

Pause for Prayer

posted by awelborn

Many thanks to frequent commenter Clare for digging this up. A couple of months ago, I mentioned how impressed I was by the main English-language voiceover person for papal liturgies – a woman whose identity was a mystery to me. […]

Reactions to Maciel

posted by awelborn

NCR(eporter) While there is much to be said about the final disposition of this case, we start by expressing our sincere sorrow to members of the Legion. We know all too well how we have pressed for judicial proceedings against […]

Resistance is Futile

posted by awelborn

Thanks to RP Burke for passing along this piece from the Chronicle of Higher Education: A review of a new book, detailing the American Protestant stance toward Catholic-tinged symbolism in the 19th century: It was a time of rising anti-Catholicism, […]

What pro-lifers do

posted by awelborn

A short article from the Chronicle of Higher Education about the Nurturing Network and other efforts to help pregnant college students: Mary Cunningham Agee, founder of the Nurturing Network, a private foundation that provides financial assistance and academic guidance to […]

On to Poland:

posted by awelborn

Tomorrow, the Pope begins his trip to Poland. The first day: Tomorrow, Thursday, Benedict XVI will leave the Vatican on an apostolic trip to Poland, the second of his pontificate following last August’s visit to Germany. In Poland, from May […]

Velcro, maybe?

posted by awelborn

From today’s General Audience And, in his address, Benedict continues his catechesis on the Church and the apostles: The Holy Father went on: "Nonetheless, Peter’s impetuous generosity did not safeguard him from the risks of human weakness. … The moment […]

Convoluted in Bridgeport

posted by awelborn

A bit of a mess: A priest was removed from a parish because he’s being investigating for misusing parish funds: Vito Colucci Jr., an investigator based in Stamford, said he documented at least $200,000 in church money Fay spent on […]

Religion on TV

posted by awelborn

…in the UK. Of interest are a couple of upcoming projects: W hile The Da Vinci Code was launched at the Cannes Film Festival to a critical mauling but worldwide interest, the BBC was putting the finishing touches to an […]

Commencing

posted by awelborn

More from St. Paul-Minneapolis: University of St. Thomas student commencement speaker makes waves: Commencement offered the chance to put all the divisive issues aside. As is the custom, the student-selected Tommie of the Year speaks at graduation. "The speech started […]

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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 ...

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 ...

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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