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January 1, 1970 Archives

Weird things to hear a 14-year old girl say in 2006

posted by awelborn

(While watching TV) (Exclaims in delight) John Garfield! (a minute later) (Puzzled) How old was Claude Rains in 1940, anyway? (FYI, last year, TMC came to our mall doing a Saturday afternoon of promotions, which featured trivia contests. Katie won […]

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The Middle East: an overview

posted by awelborn

The American Papist gets us started. Powerline discusses a David Horowitz column: David Horowitz explains why the current war in the Middle East is a "moment of truth." The truths Horowitz cites, which won’t surprise Power Line readers, are these: […]

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Jesus in China

posted by awelborn

The LA Times on a project to restore the window’s in Shanghai’s Catholic cathedral, spearheaded by a California Jesuit and a Chinese artist. Being the cathedral, it is, of course, a Patriotic Association church, and the political aspect is definitely […]

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Papal piano

posted by awelborn

Apparently on RAI (the national Italian TV network) today, after they broadcast the Angelus, they showed a little video of Pope on Vacation, walking around, writing, and, in a first, images of Ratzinger as Pope playing the piano: More here […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

posted by awelborn

Today at Les Combes, the Pope during the Angelus: Benedict XVI told the crowd of around 10,000 people who went up to Les Combes to participate in the Sunday Angelus: “The news coming from the Holy Land in recent days […]

The Lord’s Beggar

posted by awelborn

A great story from Indianapolis about a most faithful disciple with a fascinating background: At 90, Lucious Newsom hitches up his blue bib overalls and climbs into his white van, preparing to continue his work as “the Lord’s beggar for […]

Joshua’s eulogy

posted by awelborn

Regina Doman Schmiedicke has posted it. It’s so terribly sad, but suffused with faith, hope and love for a child. The last photograph on the page will break your heart. We pray for all those who have lost a child, […]

Speaking of Soccer

posted by awelborn

Here’s Get Religion’s roundup of religion coverage of the World Cup: Interesting stuff, including how a Full Gospel Church in NY utilized the tournament among South Korean adherants, and how the Christian and Muslim members of the Ghanian team played […]

Go to Mass!

posted by awelborn

And to a soccer game! Thousands of people wearing their Sunday best will flock today to the Home Depot Center, the site of a Major League Soccer game between Chivas USA and the Los Angeles Galaxy. Before a ball is […]

“A sense of siege”

posted by awelborn

WaPo article on conscience conflicts between medical providers/personnel and patients: Many religious health workers find no conflict between their beliefs and their jobs. But others describe what amounts to a sense of siege, with the secular world increasingly demanding they […]

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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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