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July 18, 2006 Archives

Giving Back

posted by awelborn

Mel Gibson is wrapping up the filming of Apocalypto down in Mexico and is donating money to help build homes for folks down there. The 50-year-old director-actor will donate the money through the Rotary Club and Mexico’s family welfare agency, […]

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Not Your Father’s MYF

posted by awelborn

Or, more properly, my father’s MYF, since he’s Methodist. CT weblog notes a conflict in Albany about a Methodist Church’s youth music night. Shut down for being an illegal nightclub, etc. But what struck me was the nature and lyrics […]

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And then one day….

posted by awelborn

…imagination kicks in. It’s amazing. Over the past week, something has happened to Joseph’s 5-year old brain. He’s started weaving stories. With relish and great deliberation. A few days ago he reported that he had been to Jerusalem – he […]

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Trip reading

posted by awelborn

This trip (when I’m not driving)…the reading is current issues of The New Yorker and Atlantic Monthly as well as this: The Man on the Donkey, H.F.M. Prescott’s historical novel of Reformation England. The Atlantic caught my eye because it […]

Prayer Blegs

posted by awelborn

Two have come our way over the past day: First, a friend of Greg Burke, who has been the FoxNews Rome correspondent for a while, writes to note that he’s now reporting from Beirut. She writes to ask that we […]

FaithStreams

posted by awelborn

A multi-faith video-on-demand service you might be interested in.

Blog Bleg

posted by awelborn

Reader Mary Gibson writes that she’s been asked to give a talk about the relics in her diocesan cathedral’s altars, but has a problem: Problem is, I’ve begun trying to do research on the identities of the various saints on […]

A Blessing to One Another

posted by awelborn

Go read Rocco’s blog for a post on a new exhibit in honor of John Paul II that’s being sponsored by the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.

Coming to you from…Terre Haute

posted by awelborn

We’re in Terre Haute, on our way to St. Louis. We have a complicated next few days, here’s what’s up: I have a speaking gig in St. Louis Tuesday night. Michael was to fly from Indianpolis to Jacksonville for a […]

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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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