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May 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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Previous Posts

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?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 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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