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June 10, 2006 Archives

Did Rome Fall?

posted by awelborn

Amazon-ing around, I came across an intriguing book published last fall, The Fall of Rome; And the End of Civilization by Bryan Ward-Perkins. Was the fall of Rome a great catastrophe that cast the West into darkness for centuries to […]

Rumors, rumors..

posted by awelborn

Two ecclesiastical rumors seem to be solidifying: The Bertone-replaces-Sodano as Secretary of State rumor finds its way into the Italian press: Tarcisio Bertone, Cardinal Archbishop of Genoa, will be Benedict XVI’s new Secretary of State. Sources at the Vatican said […]

Where are the Men?

posted by awelborn

Religion News Service story about the gender imbalance in Christian churches – not a new story. One thing I liked about the article is that unlike most of this type, it took the relatively long view, reaching back to 19th […]

Denominational Outreach

posted by awelborn

A different sort of evangelism in Atlanta They hit hard, hit fast and were gone long before the Mall of Georgia’s shopkeepers rolled down their gates and called it a night.Jason and Marie Bunzey cased out a shopper at a […]

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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? 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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