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June 8, 2006 Archives

Canada’s Lost Daughters

posted by awelborn

From the Western Standard, in Canada (the article requires registration) Here’s a summary Documents obtained by Calgary’s Western Standard magazine reportedly confirm anecdotal evidence that communities around Toronto and in B.C.’s Lower Mainland with a high proportion of immigrants from […]

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Suing the Vatican

posted by awelborn

Oregon judge opens the door In a landmark legal decision, a federal judge in Oregon on Wednesday denied a motion by attorneys for the Vatican to dismiss a civil lawsuit brought against it by a man who says he was […]

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Dallas verifies accusation

posted by awelborn

Accused was , at one time, vicar-general, secretary to bishop: Dallas Diocese officials say they have verified a sexual-misconduct allegation against a prominent priest and have permanently barred him from ministry. Monsignor Richard E. Johnson was suspended from St. Patrick […]

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No More DVC in China

posted by awelborn

Government changed its mind: In a stunning about-face that is sure to send shock waves through Hollywood, the government of China has decided to yank the controversial thriller "The Da Vinci Code" from the country’s theaters starting today, Sony Pictures […]

New bishops..

posted by awelborn

Well, one new bishop, one bishop moved: In Italian, here: Bishop Gossman of Raleigh has resigned (he turned 76 in April), resignation accepted, his replacement will be Bishop Michael Francis Burbidge, auxiliary from Philadelphia and former rector of St. Charles […]

Youth Ministry, Patristics Style

posted by awelborn

Great post from Mike Aquilina at "The Way of the Fathers" Yet the Fathers had enormous success in youth and young-adult ministry. Many of the early martyrs were teens, as were many of the Christians who took to the desert […]

O Little Town

posted by awelborn

One of the more intriguing film projects on the way is The Nativity Story – which is exactly what the title indicates – a film about the birth of Jesus. It’s a big-budget, regular old Hollywood (if such a place […]

Vandalism

posted by awelborn

I heard about one, then did a news search, and found another, then another. Amid the joking and the wise words about how this whole 6-6-06 was a massive misinterpretation of Scripture anyway, it seems as if some were inspired […]

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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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