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June 2, 2006 Archives

Question of the Day

posted by awelborn

Joseph: There’s a commercial for the new Garfield movie. Me: Hmm. Joseph: The British are coming! The British are coming! Me: What? Joseph: That’s what Garfield says. Me: Oh, okay. Joseph: What are British? Me: They’re people who live in […]

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Et tu, Hitch?

posted by awelborn

Christopher Hitchens is interviewed by WORLD magazine: Challenged On professing Bible knowledge while eschewing biblical faith, Mr. Hitchens said, "I don’t have the nostalgia for the lost period of faith. I’m glad it’s over and my children won’t have to […]

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I don’t get this but I like it:

posted by awelborn

"Flash cards" created by Jeffrey Tucker of Sacred Music. And don’t forget this:

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The Discerning Reader

posted by awelborn

Why did you write a book called "De-coding DaVinci: the facts behind the fiction of the da vinci code", if religious belief is based on faith? You’re using reason to boost your belief… why not use faith alone? Why prove […]

On the New Movements

posted by awelborn

Finally, Allen does a nice job explaining Benedict’s views on the importance of New Movements, and how it fits in with his previous statements on Christianity as a "creative minority" In making this reference, the pope had in mind not […]

On the Pope at the camps

posted by awelborn

Allen summarizes the controversy this week over the Pope’s words at Auschwitz-Birkenau: From a communications point of view, the pope’s Achille’s heel is that by refusing to satisfy prevailing expectations, Benedict can sometimes send the wrong signal to people who, […]

Pell on ICEL

posted by awelborn

From John Allen’s interview, linked below: You’ve seen the recent letter from Cardinal Francis Arinze to Bishop William Skylstad in the United States. What do you make of it? It’s just stating what the situation is. It’s sometimes useful to […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s Word From Rome: The Pope on Islam: Popes only rarely lead by decree. Far more often, their example is decisive, pointing a new direction by what they do and say. Such has been the case under Benedict XVI […]

Mommy, what did you during the war?

posted by awelborn

At Mercatornet, an article by Daniel Mansueto on the war against girls in Asia: India has a similar problem. One study that includes a survey of the literature notes that Indian demographers have found a “stark shift towards excessively masculine […]

Timor Troubles

posted by awelborn

Churches are offering refuge: Around 30,000 people have sought refuge in two Catholic compounds as violence has swept through the East Timorese capital of Dili. The country, on the brink of civil war, has seen 70,000 people being displaced and […]

If it’s summer, it must be time for..

posted by awelborn

…baseball and faith. Two stories: Onward Christian Shortstops: Collin Hansin of Christianity Today comments on the widely-discussed USA Today piece on the Colorado Rockies’ new emphasis: O’Dowd can expect some backlash. Some will charge that no matter what he claims, […]

What’s the CPA up to?

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Zen speaks in yesterday’s AsiaNews: The government of China has asked the Patriotic Association to stop Episcopal ordinations without the consent of the Holy See, said Cardinal Joseph Zen. The Cardinal was speaking after celebrating Mass to take possession […]

On air

posted by awelborn

Podcast of yesterday’s appearance on the Popcak’s show is here – the show also features the weekly Thursday film review from Steven Greydanus.

Me in New Pantagruel

posted by awelborn

I have a short story in the new issue of The New Pantagruel – some of you have read it before, but here it is (and it’s slightly new and improved from the version I posted here a year or […]

Catholic Report Makeover

posted by awelborn

Nice, slightly new look for David Hartline’s great site.

Philip Jenkins, the Man

posted by awelborn

Jenkins is quite a busy man, isn’t he? He produces consistently excellent and even prescient books at a steady, dependable clip. His Hidden Gospels debunked DVC before the novel was even published. The Next Christendom has defined the discussion on […]

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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?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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