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June 17, 2006 Archives

Father’s Day

posted by awelborn

A moving story about a father of eleven children whose wife suddenly passed away this past February: When Dan McNeill walks into his home after work, he does a mental roll call to figure out who is where. He is […]

Curial Curiosity

posted by awelborn

Well, the Bertone business heats up again La Stampa reports: Il Papa ha deciso: il nuovo Segretario di Stato sarĂ  il cardinale Tarcisio Bertone, attualmente arcivescovo di Genova. Lo apprende Apcom da fonti autorevoli. L’annuncio del successore di Angelo Sodano […]

Awesome in Atlanta

posted by awelborn

A reader just returned from the first night of the Atlanta Archdiocese Eucharistic Congress and reports: I just got back from the first night of the Archdiocese of Atlanta Eucharistic Congress. I went to the Healing Mass, which was surprisingly […]

On Medjugorje

posted by awelborn

Also from John Thavis at CNS – and props to him on this one. It’s thorough. (And sourced) Various views on the apparitions, the attitudes of different elements of the hierarchy, from local bishops to the Vatican to the Franciscans […]

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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