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June 11, 2006 Archives

A visit to Ireland

posted by awelborn

The kind of thing that interests me: The relics of St. Claude la Colombiere will be touring Ireland during June and July. From an article in the Sunday Independent (not online): HE WAS the saintly priest to whom Therese of […]

The Way of the Fathers

posted by awelborn

Several good recent posts (as per usual) from Mike Aquilina – on the Trinity, how Jesus is saving publishing, and a recent archaelogical discovery in Spain: Talk about paydirt. Archeologists in the Basque Country announced this week that they have […]

On the way

posted by awelborn

Greg Willits of the podcast Rosary Army writes with some news: I know you’ve mentioned Fr. Roderick’s podcast on your website before, and I just wanted to let you know that Father Roderick coming to Atlanta next week and will […]

Father of 20 does good

posted by awelborn

Reader Clare passes this on: Further to your post on the LA Times family of 16, BBC Radio’s feature ‘Composer of the Week’ is Bach, father of 20! (repeated June 12th thru 16th). I just relaxed this Sunday afternoon for […]

Wounded Body

posted by awelborn

An op-ed by Paul Ginnetty, director of the Institute for the Study of Religion at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue, in Newsday, detailing the author’s views on the problems in the Diocese of Rockville Center. The first order of business […]

If your conscience fails you on this one..

posted by awelborn

Be practical. A NYTimes article on how job recruiters are using the internet to weed out the irresponsible and immature. In other words: watch out what you put on your MySpace, Xanga and Facebook. Good for forwarding to young people […]

Moving On

posted by awelborn

Bishop Wuerl says good-bye to Pittsburgh today, and Ann Rogers pens a farewell article: Those are the same words others use to describe much of his ministry. Most attention focused on his most dramatic efforts: The reorganization that closed 39 […]

Reclaiming Holy Hill

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Dolan offers a Mass of Reparation: Located in southern Washington County, the 150-year-old shrine was owned by the Milwaukee Archdiocese until 1906. It now belongs to a separate Roman Catholic order known as the Discalced Carmelite Friars. He told […]

Culture of Life

posted by awelborn

And, to lift the depression by the preceding entry…a very nice story from the LA Times about a family with 16 children. I loved this detail: "Eight years old was the magic age," said Jerome Santucci, 33. "You got a […]

Bitter Cup

posted by awelborn

A growing outrage (finally) about human trafficking at the World Cup – some articles on the subject. From today’s WaPo, a column by two people associated with an anti-human trafficking group: From our experience as service providers for victims of […]

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? 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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