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January 1, 1970 Archives

Update on the Schmiedickes

posted by awelborn

Blogger Danielle Bean has an update, courtesy of a relative, on the family of Joshua Schmiedicke, son of Regina Doman Schmiedicke and Andrew Schmiedicke. There is report of the wake and funeral, and a suggestion for donations.  At the FoxNews […]

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Whazzup

posted by awelborn

My son David has been here all week, having returned the Peru trip with Katie, and driven them down from the Detroit airport on Monday. He’s going back to VA tomorrow morning, then moving into his own apartment down there […]

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The Red and the Black

posted by awelborn

The Vatican’s 2005 financial report was presented today: Cardinal Sergio Sebastiani, president of the Prefecture for the Economic Affairs of the Holy See, announced this morning in a press conference on the Holy See consolidated financial statements for 2005 that […]

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The Vatican on Milingo

posted by awelborn

Here: La Santa Sede non ha ancora ricevuto notizie precise sulla finalità del viaggio negli Stati Uniti d’America di Mons. Emmanuel Milingo, già Arcivescovo di Lusaka in Zambia. In ogni caso se le dichiarazioni che gli vengono attribuite circa il […]

More on Fr. Lombardi

posted by awelborn

Translations of a couple of articles from the Italian press: More than an expression of any partiular policy line, Pope Benedict’s choices appear to have one thing in common: they have been dictated by the Pope’s personal confidence in individuals, […]

A tragically flawed miracle

posted by awelborn

Painful story from the Toronto paper – a woman’s tale of her abortion after discovering her baby bore the triple X chromosonal abnormality. We could be, though. In many ways my 45-year-old husband and I could be perfect parents. We’re […]

The Bishop Regrets

posted by awelborn

Via Rod at the Crunchy Con blog, what soon-to-retire Bishop Grahmann most regrets about his tenure: If you could have changed anything during the last 16 years, what would that be and why? First of all, when I came here […]

The tragically flawed miracle

posted by awelborn

A response. A more powerful one you could not ask for: When I think of the future for my child and her peers, it is not the rapist, the abuser, or the paedophile whom I fear.  It is the C […]

Typepad Outage

posted by awelborn

There was a Typepad Outage yesterday. I’m in the process of restoring posts. I don’t know if all the comments are still there or not.

The Great Ohio Mass Card Controversy of 06

posted by awelborn

"I’m having a Mass offered for your intentions – punk!" Michael W. Lewis, a Clevelandarea broker indicted last month on charges he conspired to bribe Terrence W. Gasper, the former chief financial officer at the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, […]

Another US Vacancy…

posted by awelborn

Bishop Milone of Great Falls-Billings resigns/retires because of age. Kelly of Louisville expected to follow soon.

Testing…

posted by awelborn

What happened? Posts seem to be gone…gee, hope they haven’t disappeared forever!

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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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