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January 1, 1970 Archives

What happened to that document anyway?

posted by awelborn

Remember the "Vatican condemns everything" document on sexuality and marriage, announced by Cardinal Trujillo of the Pontifical Council for the Family a couple of weeks ago? People (including me) have been wondering what happened to it, for it has become […]

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The Pope and Turkey

posted by awelborn

He’s visiting this fall,and Magister looks at some recent hints of the approach: But on that trip, which includes stops in Ankara and Ephesus in addition to Istanbul, Benedict XVI will also encounter Islam, and Turkish Islam in particular. And […]

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Word Up

posted by awelborn

John Allen’s Word from Rome. He begins by discussing Catholicism in the Global South, with this rather useful analogy: In other words, the central challenge for world Catholicism at the moment is not decline, but growth, and making sense of […]

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Festivals, with a shadow

posted by awelborn

Earlier this week in Fall River, MA., four people were killed by a fire that engulfed a hall where members of the Portugese community were preparing for a feast. Today, Michael Paulson of the Globe looks at the traditions of […]

What did the Nuncio Say?

posted by awelborn

Still no text up on the USCCB site, but here’s a summary from Reuters: Pope Benedict’s representative in the United States on Thursday urged Catholic bishops to transform the reputation of a church still tarnished by the nationwide pedophile priest […]

Game of Chicken

posted by awelborn

Fr. Z on the draft situation: You get the feeling that this is a game of chicken and we, the Catholic faithful, are standing in the middle of the street. Everyone knows how the votes went.  What we don’t know […]

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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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