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July 10, 2006 Archives

Peruvian memories

posted by awelborn

Nasty stuff..tastes like bubblegum! Ah…the Inca Kola defenders waste no time! How can you say Inca Kola is nasty and tastes likebubblegum!???!!?? I disagree. I would say that aboutDr. Pepper! Saludos, An offended reader from Lima, Peru. I’ll have to […]

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I can’t entitle this post “Man of Steele”

posted by awelborn

Because the Curt Jester took it already. Maryland Lt. Gov and Senate candidate Michael Steele spoke to a gathering of Catholic families: Tim Hill, who with his wife, Miki, home-schooled their nine children, said they founded the conference 17 years […]

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Eucharist Doves

posted by awelborn

Marvelous post from Daniel Mitsui on what I’d say is a little-known element of church decor, but was actually common before the relatively modern tabernacle was developed: Eucharist Doves have been mentioned in several discussions on liturgically-minded Catholic Blogs, but […]

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To the high court

posted by awelborn

Archbishop Burke appointed: On Saturday the Holy See announced that Archbishop Raymond Burke of the Archdiocese of St. Louis has been appointed to the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura.  The Archbishop will undertake his new duties while remaining Archbishop […]

A Preacher’s Abortion

posted by awelborn

At Mere Comments, Russell Moore posts on a Baptist (American Baptist, not SBC) pastor’s article on an abortion she had 19 years ago. It is sad and sobering to read this pastor defend abortion by writing: "When I made my […]

RIP

posted by awelborn

Philip Rieff For all the intellectual panache, however, there was something more sobering about Philip Rieff, for which the right word may be prophetic. While we were preoccupied with our therapeutic games, it went largely unnoticed that our culture died […]

Trying to clean up

posted by awelborn

A Seattle Times piece on the financial disaster of the Spokane Diocese Milwaukee prepares: The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is going ahead with plans to sell the Cousins Center in St. Francis and has launched a major communications effort, partly to […]

Take Back Our Church?

posted by awelborn

Over at the Commonweal Blog, Peter Nixon posts on Robert Kaiser’s latest effort, and evokes a record (at this point) 77 comments – including from Kaiser himself.

Women of Faith

posted by awelborn

Nice for Thomas Nelson: The two-day conference starts Friday, but Andjeski paid her $65 long ago — benefiting from a group discount. She quickly added that she could "hardly wait to laugh and cry, sing and pray" with the 11,000 […]

The death of liberal Christianity?

posted by awelborn

Charlotte Allen in the LAtimes – looks at recent Episcopalian and Presbyterian actions, as well as the numbers. When a church doesn’t take itself seriously, neither do its members. It is hard to believe that as recently as 1960, members […]

Secularism did it

posted by awelborn

Peter Steinfels, in last Saturday’s NYTimes, on a book arguing that secularism has marginalized the university: A century ago, American universities aspired to be the wellsprings of political, social and cultural leadership, Mr. Sommerville, a professor emeritus, argues in "The […]

Papal words

posted by awelborn

The Vatican website’s finally been updated with texts from Valencia. They must have been busy today.

Point/Counterpoint

posted by awelborn

Matt Abbott prints two essays from two different perspectives on the utility of graphic abortion photos in protests. One is by Fr. Michael Orsi of Ave Maria School of Law and the other is from Fr. Frank Pavone of Priests […]

Adios!

posted by awelborn

More photos of the Pope’s last day in Spain. The Pope’s homily at the closing Mass: Certainly we come from our parents and we are their children, but we also come from God who has created us in his image […]

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