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July 5, 2006 Archives

If it’s Wednesday…

posted by awelborn

Moving on to the Apostle John: A model and lesson of “frankness in confessing one’s faith”, setting it above “all costs or human interests”, John was the apostle at the heart of the reflection of Benedict XVI to around 20,000 […]

On the seas

posted by awelborn

Croatian monastery gets ship: A World War II Nazi ship has been donated to a Roman Catholic monastery by the Croatian government to be turned into a sailing church. According to reports, the landing ship DTM-219 was used by Nazi […]


posted by awelborn

A Times (UK) article on the York Mystery Plays, about to be performed again: York was holding such performances as early as 1376. Usually they were on the feast of Corpus Christi, which falls on the first Thursday after Trinity […]

The State of the Church…

posted by awelborn

…in Britain. Ruth Gledhill reports in the Times: THE Roman Catholic Church in Britain is facing its greatest threat since the Reformation, according to research. Over three decades Mass attendance has slumped by 40 per cent, baptisms by 50 per […]

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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? 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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