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June 18, 2006 Archives

You want “multi-sensory?”

posted by awelborn

You got it…from a Corpus Christi homily at an Anglo-Catholic parish in Boston: Right now, in Columbus, at General Convention, the Standing Committee on Liturgy and Music are considering a proposal to explore “multi-sensory worship.” By this they mean worship […]

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20,000 in Atlanta

posted by awelborn

The Atlanta Eucharistic Congress seemed to be another rousing success – please post comments if you attended. The Journal-Constitution coverage Fr. Roderick of the Daily Breakfast Podcast was there, of course, and has posts and podcasts. And here’s what actually […]

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Over in Columbus…

posted by awelborn

I have been trying to keep up with events at the ECUSA General Convention, but it’s pretty intense, I don’t quite (well…at all) get the system, and I remain quite fuzzy on what’s going on with the resolutions that are […]

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Again, with the Curia

posted by awelborn

This article translated from the Italian newspaper Il Giornale today, written by its long-time Vatican correspondent Andrea Tornielli, who wrote one of the first biographies about Benedict XVI published after his election. Papa Ratzinger does not like decisions made in […]

Maronite Matters

posted by awelborn

The Maronite Catholic Church recently concluded a 3-year synod. BEIRUT, Lebanon – The Maronite Catholic Church’s patriarchal synod is a "new Pentecost" for Maronites around the world, said an Australian Maronite bishop and synod participant. "We felt the need to […]

From the Window

posted by awelborn

Today’s Angelus, translation courtesy of Teresa Benedetta at the Papa Ratzinger Forum: Dear brothers and sisters! Today the solemnity of Corpus Domini is celebrated in Italy and other countries. In Rome, the high point of Corpus Domini was observed during […]

Forget 2000 years of Catholic tradition

posted by awelborn

Nothing to see here. Keep walking…right on to Shamanism! Coming to a parish near you – if you’re near this parish: Join Father Michael to learn the primitive human spirituality of shamanism! Shamanism is not a religion or a cult. […]

“The Church of the Flunkey”

posted by awelborn

Also from the Times UK, a story about the divisions of the Anglican Church in..Zimbawe. Over slightly different issues than divide their brothers and sisters here. HE has used a combination of threats and patronage to keep military, police and […]

Our Chinese Relations

posted by awelborn

The Times UK offers a backgrounder – with some new information – on what’s been going on between the Vatican and the PRC over the past few months: Zen said the persecution of Catholics in China had moved the Vatican […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

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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?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 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

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