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June 20, 2006 Archives

Don Matteo, redux

posted by awelborn

A week or so ago, I blogged on an Italian television show about a priest-detecitve, a show that’s quite popular. A reader writes: We watch Italian Don Matteo in RAI International.  Unquestionably the producer & director are people of real […]

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Lesson of the day:

posted by awelborn

Putting the shopping cart back in the cart corrall in a store parking lot. Take the baby out of the stroller, start walking back to the car. Baby starts saying, "Uh-oh! Uh-oh!" I murmur absently, "I know, cart’s gone. Uh-oh!" […]

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Ancient Future Worship

posted by awelborn

A website some of you might want to check out – some Protestants thinking through worship issues in the context of tradition : I wonder if the more recent emphasis on self in worship is one more way of expressing […]

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Go to the Eternal City…

posted by awelborn

I’ve added a link at the left to Eternal City Tours – the group that sponsors Theology on Tap in Rome, and offers great tours, of course. From their website: Eternal City Tours is comprised of students from some of […]

I don’t think anyone is reading this

posted by awelborn

Because everyone is in O’Hare airport, right this minute. I mean, everyone. And most of you are going to Manchester, UK. At least that what it seems like, anyway!

Get to Work!

posted by awelborn

Linda Hirshman is a writer who has been telling women that staying at home with kids is the biggest sell-out of all. She recently wrote an op-ed in the WaPo describing how mean people have been to her as a […]

The Wal-Mart Jews

posted by awelborn

Sort of like how the Irish Catholics came to the south building the railroads. Well, sort of – Bentonville, Arkansas’s growing Jewish population is having an impact: This was the most interesting part to me: But as Etz Chaim nears […]

Read of the Day

posted by awelborn

The scenario: Colorado House decides to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Planned Parenthood. The inspiration: A member of the House decides to bring a guest for the day: Gianna Jensen. (Some of you undoubtedly know who she is – a […]

Off to Jersey

posted by awelborn

For some bizarre reason, I have been invited to be the keynote speaker for the Diocese of Camden’s "Media Day." So, I guess I’d  better go there. I have four hours or so in the Chicago airport, so you’ll probably […]

Boston Changes

posted by awelborn

Dom has details and commentary – 25 chancery layoffs and 25 other positions cleared by sending priests back into parishes, releasiong religious back to their orders, and so on.

The Nuncio’s address

posted by awelborn

Well, not a complete text, but a CNS summary of Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Sambi’s address to the USCCB last week: "As Christians we have to transform any Way of the Cross, any Calvary, into a moment of resurrection," he said. […]

Bring it on

posted by awelborn

Damian Thompson in the Telegraph, echoes, from a different perspective and rather vituperatively, what I have, in my uniformed way, been groping my way to ask. What’s the point of the Anglican Communion anyway? Its looming demise is excellent news […]

Library Thing

posted by awelborn

Some of you have noticed the new widget over there on the left rail. It’s Library Thing, a way to organize your personal library online. I’m not much for organizing anything, but I saw how TSO mentioned it with interest, […]

Outselling DVC…

posted by awelborn

…in Paraguay at least: A book by Spanish exorcist Father Jose Antonio Fortea and published by the Thomas More Institute of the Catholic University of Asuncion has outsold The Da Vinci Code in Paraguay, with the first edition selling out […]

Vouch for this

posted by awelborn

Rich Leonardi has a series of posts following up on the scamming-the-system voucher story from that area, which implicated well-off parents in a well-off Catholic school getting next year’s tuition taken care of by enrolling their kids for one day […]

Ah, yes…this makes sense.

posted by awelborn

Reader Andrea sends this. I’m just going to quote her letter because she puts it perfectly: Let me see if I have this straight. First we promote "choice" and the number of babies being born drops. Now the European population […]

Help save a parish!

posted by awelborn

Matthew of the Holy Whapping has moved to the Big Apple and immediately…found a cause! The historic New York parish of St. Vincent de Paul down in Chelsea (116 West 24th Street) is facing closure. A recent article in The […]

Delicacy

posted by awelborn

Here’s my last comment on the Catholic pols/abortion rights/Communion business – at least until this fall, I imagine. As I said before, I was not convinced that some sort of "policy" was in order because I’m not for the USCCB […]

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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 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?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

posted 10:19:45pm Mar. 03, 2009 | read full post »

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