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July 13, 2006 Archives

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 […]

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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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