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May 30, 2006 Archives

One down!

posted by awelborn

Talk went well tonight in Milwaukee – many thanks to the great Archdiocesan staff who publicized and coordinated things – thanks that I’m sure I’ll be repeating tomorrow. MANY thanks to the very patient staff to whom Joseph attached himself […]

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From Santa Rosa

posted by awelborn

Priest trouble: A Catholic priest in Sonoma has been dismissed following a report of sexual misconduct with a minor and the Sheriff’s Department has launched a criminal investigation, officials said Monday. The Rev. Xavier Ochoa, 67, assistant pastor of St. […]

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Ubi Caritas

posted by awelborn

Tragedy in Indonesia, thousands dead: The Caritas International webpage, with information about their relief efforts (Caritas is the international Catholic relief agency – Catholic Relief Services is the US branch) CRS page with a donation button – apparently also looming […]

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Fr. Iggy

posted by awelborn

You might recall the Irish Augustinian priests who brought in Church of Ireland ministers to concelebrate Mass a few weeks ago. Rumor is he’s been sacked from his teaching position: For the last two years Fr O’Donovan has spent six […]

TIME on Benedict:

posted by awelborn

The Pope at Auschwitz: The sight of a German Pope crossing into the death camp beneath the infamously false Nazi sign, "Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Will Set You Free), is arguably the most striking image of Benedict’s 14-month-old papacy. Walking […]

Reax?

posted by awelborn

It will be a fine day when reporters on stories like this go to abortion-rights groups for their reactions. And press them on their reactions. And print them. Of course, it will be a finer day when these stories no […]

Sit. Stand…

posted by awelborn

Kneel Terry Mattingly on the kneeling wars piece in the LA Times.

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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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