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May 28, 2006 Archives

Or…

posted by awelborn

…you could say it’s Joseph and Jesus. You could. (Note – the listing is now much simpler than before. It now ID’s the statuette properly – as Joseph and Jesus. But the original description id’d it as Jesus and "Sarah" […]

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Day 4

posted by awelborn

I will post more on the Pope’s last day and a half in Poland, once more news stories and texts are put on the web. But for the moment, I’ll say this: It was a most astonishing moment. As Benedict […]

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Welcome to my world, Roger

posted by awelborn

Roger Ebert hears from the Code-philes. Q. Why did you refer to the novel The Da Vinci Code as a "preposterous" work of fiction, yet fail to label the Bible as such? Do you honestly believe the Bible is a […]

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On the Kneeling Beat

posted by awelborn

The LA Times picks up the story about the kneeling wars in an Orange County parish This has been extensively discussed on many Catholic blogs, and the LATimes story gets most of it right, although it is a little light […]

O Canada

posted by awelborn

The portion of yesterday we spent in Windsor, Ontario was uneventful – the Canadian border officer was quite meticulous about our passports and our business going over. The US immigration officer was a little less meticulous, and fairly uninterested in […]

The Curia looks to Asia

posted by awelborn

Magister on some recent appointments: As the new prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, the pope has called an Indian, cardinal Ivan Dias, 70, who has been archbishop of Bombay for ten years, but before that served […]

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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?
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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