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January 1, 1970 Archives

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posted by awelborn

They will reopen Wednesday night. If you try to comment, it will tell you that you are spam. PLEASE don’t write me and ask why!!!

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David in London thread

posted by awelborn

In about a week, my son leaves for London. It’s not his first time in England. After his junior year in high school, he did the University of Dallas Thomas More in London study program. He liked it very much […]

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Legionaries, a new vision?

posted by awelborn

A translation of a Sandro Magister blog note on the Legionaries of Christ since the Vatican’s penance given to their founder: Two months since the canonical decision from the Vatican on Marcial Maciel Degollado, 86-year-old founder of the Legionaries of […]

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Forgive me..

posted by awelborn

…but I’ve got one more photo of the Pope on vacation. I love this one because you can catch a detail in it that you can’t see so well in the other piano snap: Like many of us, he has […]

Hmmm

posted by awelborn

Is this an accurate representation of the Vatican (as in one statement from Sodano, and the Pope’s words during the Angelus yesterday) response to the situation so far? I think absolutely not. Your views? Source publicized on Malkin who on […]

Pilgrimage to Goa

posted by awelborn

A new generation of pilgrims hits Goa’s hippie trail – from the NYTimes. The first part of the article focuses on the decades-long hold of the place on alternative types, but then takes another turn: But Goa’s most authentic spiritual […]

3 Days late…

posted by awelborn

Friday was Bastille Day…a couple of notes: Rick Garnett offers thoughts and links at Mirror of Justice A 2004 essay from Godspy on "Remembering the Vendee" (don’t know how to do accent marks – sorry) on the popular uprising against […]

Money Matters

posted by awelborn

A Connecticut paper looks at the recent financial outrages in Darien in the context of another, ten-year old case. (Refresher: In the Darien case, a parish pastor was suspected of financial hijinks by the parish bookkeeper and parochial vicar. They […]

The Stigmata

posted by awelborn

Article from the Nashville Tennessean about a psychologist who investigates: Mario Martinez follows the trail of blood to one of the biggest mysteries in religion — the human capacity to produce stigmata, the "wounds of Christ" on the hands, feet […]

More on the Middle East

posted by awelborn

Christopher Blosser has a round-up of more commentary, to add to American Papist’s. Julie D. has a short list of bloggers from the Middle East whom she regularly reads.

The New Woman

posted by awelborn

Here’s a review, in Commonweal, of Jon Hassler’s most recent novel. Religion has become more a background than foreground element in his fiction since North of Hope (1990), in some ways his best and most Catholic novel. Yet Hassler has […]

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posted 9:24:16am Mar. 05, 2009 | read full post »

Revolutionary Road - Is it just me?
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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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