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June 15, 2006 Archives

Blurb

posted by awelborn

Jim Manney posts on the newest twist in bringing publishing to the people: Blurb Customers of a just-launched Web company named Blurb can download professionally-designed templates for various kinds of books, including cookbooks, photo books, portfolios and volumes dedicated to […]

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The China Syndrome

posted by awelborn

George Weigel’s latest column: Some light was cast on the complexity of all this during a recent conversation I had with one of China’s most prominent Catholic laymen (who, for reasons of prudence, must remain anonymous). He confirmed that there […]

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Corpus Christi Montage

posted by awelborn

Pulled together by Sylvie at the Papa Ratzinger Forum – for a bigger version and more, go here and scroll down.

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The Light in the Piazza

posted by awelborn

Did anyone else watch it on PBS this evening…harkening back to the days when PBS actually did something valuable via Live from Lincoln Center…where many of us got our most sustained initial exposure to opera? My father had seen it […]

Bishop News:

posted by awelborn

Mass translation approved. Roman Catholic bishops in the United States voted yesterday to change the wording of many of the prayers and blessings that Catholics have recited at daily Mass for more than 35 years, yielding to Vatican pressure for […]

Slowly but surely

posted by awelborn

No text of the remarks of the Apostolic Nuncio yet, but here’s the text of the address from the Bishop of Leeds, Arthur Roche, chariman of ICEL, to the USCCB: The version of Mass that we currently use is clearly […]

“The rug of salt”

posted by awelborn

Well, that’s what one of the captions to one of the photos of Corpus Christi in Brazil – although the "rugs" also include coffee, sawdust and other materials.  More photos of other "rugs" in other parts of Brazil, as well […]

Eve Tushnet on Ex-Gay ministries

posted by awelborn

In NRO: During the entire nine hours of the conference, none of the speakers I heard discussed how to live chastely while experiencing same-sex attractions. The focus was entirely on the goal of switching sexual orientations. Mike Haley, the director […]

Corpus Christi, liveblogged

posted by awelborn

In which I attempt to liveblog Benedict’s homily at the Corpus Christi Mass now being offered outside St. John Lateran in Rome (via the translator) on EWTN, who seems to be paraphrasing. I say this because the Pope goes on […]

Yet another religious body meets..

posted by awelborn

In Michigan, the Christian Reformed Church is talking about Catholics: GRAND RAPIDS — More than 400 years after the Protestant Reformation, the Christian Reformed Church is trying to take back a historic slap against the Catholic Church. It’s not easy. […]

Vatican Website Notes

posted by awelborn

By the way, I noticed a couple of things at the Vatican website: There’s a special webpage up with links about the July meeting on families in Valencia, Spain. On the Catechism page, there are links to the Catechism text […]

And what about US?

posted by awelborn

Episcopalians, Southern Baptists…what about those bishops out in LA? Well, the preliminary meetings were held over the past two days and Rocco reports they were, er…tense. We had one phone message from an attendee, but it wasn’t about anything going […]

Blog Power in the SBC

posted by awelborn

The Southern Baptists have been meeting this week, and elected a new president – the bloggers’ candidate, according to this TIME article: Pounding this and other issues home was a new power bloc in the Convention: bloggers. Southern Baptist-focused blogs […]

The Convent, online

posted by awelborn

The first episode of the BBC series is online for a short time.

Dave and the Episcopalians

posted by awelborn

Dave Hartline of the Catholic Report is reporting from the General Convention: Dave Hartline   Some of the conservative folks think the Episcopal Church isn’t following the Scriptures. How do you answer their concerns? Bishop Chilton Knudson  Well that is an […]

Get ready for the Pittsburgh 12

posted by awelborn

Not until July 31, but the Pittsburgh paper runs with the story early: 12 women who will be ordained by other women to something. Here’s a point that I wish reporters and particularly (in this case) headline writers would get: […]

The definition of insanity

posted by awelborn

Abortion clinic shut down for causing the death of a baby. Well, at least it’s shut down, thank God.

Hello, Columbus

posted by awelborn

As noted here earlier, the General Convention of the Episcopal Church in the USA (which is changing its name to just the "Episcopal Church," inspiring all kinds of speculation) is meeting in Columbus this week. The most newsy items 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 ...

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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