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January 1, 1970 Archives

The Other Graduate

posted by awelborn

More here. Michael’s also put up photos from his Book Expo America trip – here. Really nice photo of Tracey Ullman (who has a knitting book coming out, apparently) and one of Harvey Pekar, whose autograph Michael got on a […]

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Oh, we want our episcopal rumors

posted by awelborn

So for today – the rumor that a co-adjutor for St. Paul-Minneapolis is on the way. Tomorrow, even.

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The Body Speaks…again

posted by awelborn

A new translation of John Paul II’s Theology of the Body has been produced – the faults of the original translation lay in part in the fact that the talks JPII gave during those Audiences were translated in the news […]

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Restructuring

posted by awelborn

When the bishops meet in LA next week, they’ll be discussing, among other matters, a major restructuring, aka downsizing of the committee structure of the USCCB. Rocco takes it from here: Collapsing five committees — "vocations, priestly formation, diaconate, consecrated […]

Navel Gazing

posted by awelborn

Old Zhou sends this along: According to this Italian news story by ANSA in Milano, a parish priest put up a sign reading: Dio conosce gia’ il tuo ombelico (God already knows about your navel) at the entrance to the […]

Pentecost – the long view.

posted by awelborn

Yeah, so we no longer have an Octave of Pentecost, but that’s not going to stop us. Go read Mike Aquilina on the Church Fathers and Pentecost. His blog should be one of your daily stops anyway. Writing about 198 […]

On Killing Autistic Children

posted by awelborn

A NYTImes Op-ed According to her friend, Dr. McCarron was in despair in recent weeks because Katherine’s language had regressed markedly. Every parent of a child on the autism spectrum knows this feeling: I’ve done everything possible; why isn’t he […]

What Did You Hear?

posted by awelborn

Pentecost edition: Just to clarify for any new readers: This is a recurring feature here at Open Book in which I invite readers to share their experiences at this past Sunday’s Mass (or church service – we often have folks […]

Cardinal Thorn

posted by awelborn

As in "in the side" – Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong calls for a re-examination: Wearing the red and white robes he was given after Pope Benedict XVI made him a cardinal in March, Cardinal Zen walked straight from celebrating […]

At St. Mary, Mother of God

posted by awelborn

Michelle Boorstein of the Wa Po visits a parish in DC where the Tridentine Rite is offered, and files a brief, refreshingly undertanding report. I mean, when’s the last time you heard ad orientem described accurately in the secular press? […]

Everyone’s to blame

posted by awelborn

Except me. One woman’s tale of why she "had" to get an abortion – because she couldn’t get a "Plan B" emergency contraception pill, ended up pregnant, etc. I’m still in good health, but unlike the last time I was […]

A Gift of Faith

posted by awelborn

N.J. church will donate $1 million to Hurrican Katrina recovery and rebuilding. Fountain Baptist Church favors exuberance in worship, its members encouraging their spirited pastor with approving nods and liberal supplies of amens. The fervor of spirit at this 108-year-old […]

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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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