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January 1, 1970 Archives

Tell me about this statue

posted by awelborn

San Pio e Carol Wojtyla Originally uploaded by Smeerch. I ran across it on Flickr…I gather that it’s in Andria, Italy, and it’s Padre Pio and John Paul II. But what’s GOING ON in this piece?

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Those amendments…

posted by awelborn

Gerald at Closed Cafeteria has the scoop

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Shelter from the Storm

posted by awelborn

From the UK Tablet, an article about a parish in Liverpool that’s helping a special group of asylum seekers: Fr Peter and Margaret Kane are a part of MRANG, the Merseyside Refugee and Asylum Seekers Pre- and Post-Natal Support Group, […]

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Analyzing the Bertone move

posted by awelborn

From the Papa Ratzinger Forum, various articles: just go here and scroll around – I don’t know how to link individual posts, or even if you can) From ASCA, an Italian news agency: With Bertone’s nomination, following his encyclical on […]

Dreams

posted by awelborn

An unsolicited suggestion for those charged with implementing the not-yet-even finalized new translation of the Order of the Mass: Be honest and direct, and make these points: 1) What we pray in English is a translation of the Latin, the […]

Word Up

posted by awelborn

Allen on the Bertone appointment: The logic for Bertone’s appointment, aside from his personal connection to the pope, is no doubt that he can ensure that concerns of Catholic identity trump the logic of compromise that is often the stuff […]

How to Deliver a Bad Homily

posted by awelborn

From the mysterious "Holy Office" Very funny and true. Just a couple of notes: 1)I am done with holding Protestant preaching up as a model, and I honestly have my doubts as to whether, as a whole, Protestant preaching is […]

On Bertone

posted by awelborn

A couple of articles from the Italian press, courtesy of our wonderful, helpful and enthusiastic friends at the Papa Ratzinger Forum: First, on his leavetaking from Genoa, scroll down to a couple of posts at the end of the thread […]

Scott has a plan for you

posted by awelborn

A great Get Religion post, in the tradition of the "crow’s ear" of the Pope and the "assault ministry" of Jerry Falwell. With a UT connection, as well, so of course I had to send it to my oldest.

Spanning the Globe!

posted by awelborn

Jen Ambrose is back from her China adventures, and if you didn’t read the last couple of weeks of posts, go catch up. Take to time to read her account of Corpus Christi Mass in Hong Kong. Oh, and since […]

Could be worse

posted by awelborn

Whenever I get depressed about the Church in the US (which isn’t too often, actually), I consider the Church in Europe, particularly the Germany-Austria element, as well as the Netherlands, and I see that it could be worse, although plenty […]

On Archbishop Wuerl

posted by awelborn

Michelle Boorstein at the WaPo reports: Priests and other archdiocese-watchers said they would be listening closely to Wuerl’s homily, looking for some sense of how he would balance spiritual leadership with the political issues that fuel daily life here — […]

Mary, Untier of Knots

posted by awelborn

On the ACIN projects list, I found an appeal for help for a Brazilian parish called "Our Lady, Untier of Knots." Who could not be curious? This devotion is rooted in an 18th century Bavarian painting, with this history, according […]

Aid to the Church in Need

posted by awelborn

We’ve blogged on this association before, but it comes up today because the group has just published its excellent Children’s Bible in its 150th language edition: The international Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has prepared its […]

Musica Sacra!

posted by awelborn

I didn’t know it, but Ohio blogging priest Fr. Martin Fox is in attendance at the Musica Sacra Colloquium in Washington and is blogging on it! One might wonder, why do we do this? I confess, this is even harder […]

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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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