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June 28, 2006 Archives

2 million!

posted by awelborn

Scroll way, way down on this Papa Ratzinger Forum thread and check out the brief report that according to an Italian media report, the Compendium of the Catechism has sold 2 million copies in Italy in the year since its […]

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We’ll sue

posted by awelborn

Parishioners of closing parish sue.. Members of the closed St. James Catholic Church, whose 10-month, around-the-clock prayer vigil was unceremoniously halted by the Toledo diocese in March, have filed a lawsuit against the diocese and Bishop Leonard Blair seeking control […]

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Surprise Child

posted by awelborn

Dave Andrusko of National Right to Life News writes about a new book: The book is Surprise Child: Finding Hope in Unexpected Pregnancy, by Leslie Leyland Fields. In all the hundreds of related books I’ve read, never have I encountered […]

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Making a difference

posted by awelborn

Over at "Singing in the Reign," Michael Barber has a post up about a pastor who’s given his all to transform a parish. Good news abounds…when we look for it. (And share it – thanks Michael!) I could go on […]

Choose Life

posted by awelborn

A couple of days late on this one.. Supreme Court declines to hear pro-life license tag case A federal judge had found that Tennessee’s tag wrongly promoted only one side of the abortion debate, but the decision was overturned by […]

Poisoned Applesauce

posted by awelborn

Albert Mohler summarizes and comments on Annie Lamott’s latest LA Times piece, which contains a confession: Writing in the June 25, 2006 edition of The Los Angeles Times, Lamott begins with these words: "The man I killed did not want […]

Xavier!

posted by awelborn

Intriguing – a new documentary film about St. Francis Xavier. Fourth Week Films and the New Orleans Province of the Society of Jesus present Xavier, a new PBS-style documentary film on the life of the famed 16th-century Jesuit missionary Francis […]

Meltdown

posted by awelborn

Christopher Johnson provides a succint intro to ECUSA (TEC?) events of the day. In short, the dioceses of Pittsburgh, San Joaquin, and South Carolina requested alternative primatial oversight. One of the largest Episcopal churches in the United States, located in […]

St. Irenaeus

posted by awelborn

Today’s the memorial of St. Irenaeus, who, in the second century, successfully repressed the real story of Jesus because he didn’t like it and was desperate to hide the real story of Mary Magdalene, Queen of the Sacred Feminine. Oh, […]

An honest confession

posted by awelborn

A documentary on a sexually abusive cleric debuts in LA: Former Roman Catholic priest Oliver O’Grady, convicted in 1993 on four counts of lewd and lascivious acts on minors, granted filmmaker Amy Berg unlimited access. During the film, O’Grady details […]

How nice of them

posted by awelborn

NCR(eporter) has a post on the "liturgy wars" and lays full blame on the battle imagery on those who called for and support a new translation. Interesting. It also lays blame for a certain level of dishonesty, duplicity and incompetence […]

James, continued

posted by awelborn

The General Audience: The “inseparable ties” linking Christianity to the Jewish faith “as to its perennially alive and valid womb”, and the need to concretely express one’s faith in good works, are the two qualifying elements of the legacy of […]

Joliet has its new bishop

posted by awelborn

An interview with the Chicago Tribune An account of the installation Mass.

On exhibit

posted by awelborn

I’d love to take a walk through this – an exhibit next winter and spring on Papal elections: Habemus Papam: Papal Elections from St. Peter to Benedict XVI," attempts to reconstruct the most significant moments and events of the steps […]

Hearing a Call

posted by awelborn

A nice article about one woman’s journey to the Catholic faith, and then to religious life: After they returned from Paris, she and several other women lived at an empty convent connected to her parish school. While the order eventually […]

A Synod in Africa

posted by awelborn

Cardinal Arinze lays out the plans: At more than twelve years since the celebration of the first assembly of the Synod of Bishops for Africa, the Church in Africa is taking this first major step toward the celebration of a […]

The question of Communion

posted by awelborn

The American Papist has a good summary post of the most recent events, specifically related to the Wuerl installation Mass last week. He links to a blog post by Julia Duin, religion writer at the Washington Times, who interprets the […]

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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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